Operation Brittany

This was a US deception undertaking to simulate the movement of regimental combat teams of Major General Paul W. Baade’s 35th Division, Major General Horace L. McBride’s 80th Division, Major General Eugene M. Landrum’s 90th Division and Major General Edward H. Brooks’s 2nd Armored Division from Normandy to Brittany and thereby, it was hoped, distract the Germans from the full prosecution of their ‘Lüttich’ offensive at Mortain (7/12 August 1944).