AVRANCHES N 176
During World War II, the Allies were determined to free France from the German occupying forces. Operation Cobra, a military offensive led by the Americans, was launched in July 1944 and proved to be a major success. As a result of the operation, the German units were surrounded, and the town of Avranches was captured on 31 July 1944. This victory allowed General Patton to advance through the Loire Valley to Paris and achieve a great breakthrough in the city. The success of Operation Cobra served as the foundation for the eventual liberation of France from the German occupying forces.
One of the roads that played a significant role in the operation was the N176, which connected Avranches to Villedieu-les-Poêles and later became the N799 to St. Lo. Although the original Dunlop sign that marked the road no longer exists, Vinsign has managed to create an authentic and high-quality reproduction of the original sign.
The sign is made of solid beech wood and authentic materials, such as original old colors and brass screws. The color, proportions, font, and even the damage on the sign are identical to the example taken from an old photo from July 1944. This attention to detail ensures that the sign is an accurate representation of the original.
Each sign comes with a Vinsign certificate, a unique production number, and a luxurious postcard with a photo and description of the original sign. This makes it a valuable collector’s item for anyone interested in the history of World War II or the liberation of France. By purchasing the Vinsign reproduction, you can own a piece of history and honor the bravery and sacrifices made by the Allied forces during the war.