0635Hrs August 7th 1944
German panzer forces have been ordered to carry out a major attack against US forces, with the aim of breaking through their lines, separating the two American armies on the line Mortain – Avranches and pressing on across the Cotentin to the Atlantic coast.
This attack went in at 2359Hrs last night (6th August) and had some initial success with small mobile German kampfgruppen making limited gains, especially in the vicinity of the small village of Mortain. The general combat situation is now very confused.
The German kampfgruppen likely Course of Action (COA) is to secure a crossing point over the RIVER SOULEUVRE near LA FOUTELAYE. US armoured forces have been tasked to secure these crossing points before the enemy can.