Operation Cobra was launched by the
Allied on July 25 upon massive aerial bombing of the German lines.
The German counterattack, Operation Lüttich
was launched on August 7 to repel the Allied breakthrough.
The failed German counter operation, escalated into a large scale
disaster for the retreating German forces, being trapped into the Falaise
pocket during the period, August 11 - 19: The total
annihilation of the German Seventh Army.
The liberation of Pairs took place on
August 25, 1944.