The Edith Tank reminds each of us the battle which took place in Andelot during the liberation in September 1944.
It was the most important battle in the Haute-marne department, where Leclerc’s 2nd armoured division discharged the area occupied by 800 German soldiers (more than the number of inhabitants at the time). This battle also allowed the liberation of the neighbouring towns.
The next day in Dompaire, Hitler tried an ultimate counter-offensive in order to stop and destroy the 2nd armoured division. That was the WWII greatest tank battle in France.
The German Panzers were hiding in the forest, they were better equipped and more numerous. Leclerc, having been told, asked the American air-force for some help (the 2nd armoured division was always scoring a bull), that was a fierce defeat for Hitler.
The 2nd armoured division surged in Nancy, Strasbourg, where they pulled the French colours up on the cathedral, as promised in the famous Koufra oath.