Hill 112 had a commanding view over the area south of Caen and attracted the best units of both combatants. On July 10th, a British combined tank and infantry force had wrested the hill from its SS defenders. That same evening, the hill was subjected to an intense bombardment, then a sharp counterattack by SS-panzergrenadiers. The British were able to drive back the SS with pointblank fire. With daylight, Tiger tanks joined the fray. The weary defenders quickly discovered that their hellish nightmare was not yet over. . .