Starting from 9 June allies seized the initiative. Chapter 1 PERIOD FROM 9 JUNE TO 24 JULY Events on the battlefield During this period of six weeks, the Germans have made every effort to ensure that the Allies lose their foothold in the sea. Western Panzer Group, stationed in Paris, under the command of General Baron von Geir Shveppenburga was tightened June 7 to convincing the request of the Army Group "B". But evening came on June 8 before this tank group was ready to occupy the area east of the Orne to Tiyi sector. Troops stationed on the inner flanks of the 15th and 17th armies, and I SS Panzer Corps, stationed in the area, were placed under the command of von Shveppenburga. He received a military order to use all its available armed forces to clear the enemy from the mainland. After the failure of I Panzer Corps General von Shveppenburgu it took time to carefully prepare a counter-offensive on the night of 10 on June 11.