June 26, 2003
British soldiers cross a bridge at Vernon, France that was destroyed
by the Germans in an attempt to halt the Allies' northward drive.
British forces plunged through Vernon on August 27, 1944,
launching a drive from the Seine that covered more than 200
miles in one week to reach the Scheldt River in Belgium,
trapping a large German force in the Pas de Calais.