This article does not contain any citations or references. Please improve this article by adding a reference. For information about how to add references, see Template:Citation. Operation Samwest Part of Normandy Landings Date 5 June to 12 June 1944 Location Northern Brittany, France Result Tactically undecisive Strategic Allied victory Belligerents Free French Forces 4th Special Air Service Regiment Nazi Germany vte Operation OverlordInvasion of Normandy Prelude Atlantic Wall Bodyguard Fortitude Zeppelin Combined Bomber Offensive Pointblank Transport Plan Postage Able Tarbrush Tiger Initial airborne assault British sector Deadstick Tonga Merville Battery Mallard American sector Albany Boston Chicago Detroit Elmira Normandy landings American sector Omaha Utah Pointe du Hoc Anglo-Canadian sector Gambit Sword Juno Gold Port-en-Bessin Initial ground campaign American sector Carentan Cherbourg Anglo-Canadian sector Caen Breville Perch Villers–Bocage Le Mesnil-Patry Martlet Epsom (1st Odon) Windsor Charnwood Jupiter 2nd Odon Atlantic Goodwood Verrières Ridge Breakout Cobra Spring Bluecoat Totalize Lüttich Tractable Hill 262 Chambois Falaise Brest Paris Air and sea operations Ushant La Caine Pierres Noires Audierne Bay Supporting operations Dingson Samwest Titanic Cooney Jedburgh Pluto Mulberry Dragoon Aftermath Cemeteries During World War II, Operation Samwest (5–12 June 1944) was a large raid conducted by 116 Free French paratroops of the 4th Special Air Service Regiment. Their objective was to hinder movement of German troops from west Brittany to the Normandy beaches via ambush and sabotage attempts. The first phase of the mission was to establish a secure base on the Breton Peninsula, near St. Brieuc in Duault in the Bretagne Region. Their base was heavily attacked by German troops on 12 June and they were forced to disperse. See alsoEdit Operation Dingson Operation Cooney Operation Lost ReferencesEdit vte British Commando raids of the Second World WarA Abstention Agreement Ambassador Anklet Archery Aquatint Aflame Anglo Amherst Archway Abercrombie Acid Drop Albumen AstrakanB Baobab Basalt Biting Bigamy Batman Begonia Bulbasket Brandy Barricade Bardia raid Battle of Hill 170 Bristle Branford Battle of the Litani RiverC Candytuft Chestnut Clawhammer Claymore Cold Comfort Collar Colossus Cartoon Chariot Canuck Crackers Chess Checkmate ChopperD Driftwood Dryad Defoe Dunhill Deep Cut DevonE ExporterF Flipper Frankton Freshman Fahrenheit Forfar Farrier FoxrockG Gaff GauntletH Hardtack Huckaback Hawthorn HoundsworthI InfatuateJ Jaywick Jubilee J VK Kitbag KeystoneL LoytonM Musketoon Myrmidon MenacleN Narcissus Nelson Nicety Newton NoahO OpossumP Postmaster Partridge PistolR Rimau Roast Roundabout RumfordS Saxifrage Savanna Sunstar SpeedwellT Tombola Tarbrush Twin Pimples raid British Commandos List of Commando raids on the Atlantic Wall This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors). Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Operation_Samwest?oldid=4221724" Categories: References needed France articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia Airborne operations Special Air Service Operation Overlord World War II British Commando raids Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.