Falaise Pocket Event Details
May 4-6 2018
This is the new Grossdeutschland event located in Hazelton PA
Registration Deadline April 15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-falaise-pocket-1944-tickets-42595109118
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 – 21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around Falaise, Calvados, in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th Army and the Fifth Panzer Army (formerly Panzergruppe West) were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle is also referred to as the Battle of the Falaise Gap (after the corridor which the Germans sought to maintain to allow their escape), the Chambois Pocket, the Falaise-Chambois Pocket, the Argentan–Falaise Pocket or the Trun–Chambois Gap. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine, which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German border for the Allied armies on the Western Front.
*************************CUT OFF DATE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS APRIL 15, 2018 ******************************
This is an invitation only event. Only specific units are invited. Unit commanders will receive a formal invatation and they can forward it to their members only. Please DO NOT forward the invitation to anyone who is not attached to an invited unit. Unit Commanders are responsible for all participants registered under that unit.
Convoys will start transporting troops from the parking area located at Property Enterance is in Fern Glen, PA, on Tomhicken Rd, 8 miles from intersection of Interstate 81 and Route 93 starting at approx. 3:00pm or 1500 hours on Friday May 4th to the Allied and Axis beginning points. Convoys will continue till 9pm or 2100 hours on Friday evening. If you are arriving after this point you will need to make arrangements with your unit commanders to arrange a pick-up. Allied camp is approx. 1/4 miles and German camp is approx. 3 miles from Parking area. Personal POV vehicles are not allowed onto the property at any point other than in desiginated parking areas. Allied camp is within a short walking distancefrom parking lot if participants choose to walk.
•This is a 24 hour total immersion event. Participants can only bring what they can carry to include weapons, ammo, food, shelter quarters, blankets, clothing, toiletries, etc…
• Allied and Axis units will be camping in separate campsites on Friday night and Saturday nights. Meals should be coordinated by units.
NO AMMO WILL BE SOLD AT THE EVENT. Please make sure you purchase enough blank ammo before the event
Property Enterance is in Fern Glen, PA, on Tomhicken Rd, 8 miles from intersection of Interstate 81 and Route 93. Look for W2HPG signs and an orange gate for enterance to parking area. Personal POV vehicles are not allowed onto the property at any point other than in desiginated parking areas.
BATF Class 3 Transfer Address
980 N. Laurel St
Hazelton, PA 18201-1944