Wolfsschlucht II

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Map of FHQ Wolfsschlucht II in Europe

Führerhauptquartier Wolfsschlucht II (English: Wolf Canyon) or W2 was the codename used for one of Adolf Hitler's World War II Western Front military headquarters located in Margival, 10 km northeast of Soissons in the department of Aisne in France. It was one of many other Führer Headquarters throughout Europe but was used only one time by Adolf Hitler, June 16 and 17, 1944 for a meeting with Field Marshals Rommel and von Rundstedt about the Normandy Front.

At the meeting, Rommel advocated, among other things, for ending the war, to Hitler's fury. During the meeting, an allied air raid forced the group to descend into a bomb shelter. Later, a malfunctioning V-1 flying bomb struck the site, after which Hitler departed for Germany, never to return.[1]

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  1. ^ Antony Beevor, "D-day: the Battle for Normandy", Penguin 2014, Part 7, Chapter 15

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Coordinates: 49°26′48.07″N 3°24′27.77″E / 49.4466861°N 3.4077139°E / 49.4466861; 3.4077139