Forty miles north of Paris on the Seine River’s eastern bank. La Roche Guyon's 67 citizens were occupied by 937 Germans, this was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s Army Group B Headquarters.
After D-Day, Rommel defended Normandy against the Allies from a bunker located here. Rommel rushed back on June 6 from his wife’s birthday party arriving late that evening. He was returning from the battlefield south of Caen July 17 when his Horsch car was strafed and he was wounded.