A French family return to their village, Buron, on July 18, 1944; it was devastated during the Battle of Normandy.

Buron is a village in France about 6 kilometres north-west of Caen, in the communes of Cairon, Rosel and Saint-Contest in Calvados.


Buron was the site of two major battles, one on June 7, 1944, and another during Operation Charnwood on July 8, 1944, when the Highland Light Infantry of Canada liberated the town from defending elements of the 12th SS Panzer Division.[1][2]


  1. ^ Joseph Allan Snowie (1984). Bloody Buron: the Battle of Buron : Normandy, 08 July 1944. Boston Mills Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-919822-91-7.
  2. ^ Copp, Terry. "Clearing Buron: Army, Part 94". legionmagazine.com. Legion Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2017.

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