Battle of Marseille

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Not to be confused with Round up of Marseille or Siege of Massilia.

The Battle of Marseille refers to the combat and other actions from August 21-28, 1944 which led to the liberation of Marseille by French forces in World War II. The groundwork was laid by the Allied invasion of southern France in Operation Dragoon on 15 August 1944 by the United States Seventh Army, with support from the French First Army.

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  • Gaujac, Paul (1985). L'Armée de la victoire [The Army of Victory]. Les Grandes batailles de France (in French). 3 De la Provence à l'Alsace. Paris: Charles-Lavauzelle. pp. 124–137. ISBN 978-2-702-50126-9. OCLC 461876740. .
  • Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (1949). Histoire de la première armée française [History of the First French Army] (in French). Plon. 
  • François de Linares (2005). Par les portes du Nord : la libération de Toulon et Marseille en 1944 [By the Northern Ports: the Liberation of Toulon and Marseilles in 1944] (in French). Paris: Nouvelles éditions latines. ISBN 978-2-723-32056-6. OCLC 62176140.