Here is one "contribution" to the liberation of Vimoutiers (guess by whom!):
"Following the battle of the Falaise Gap, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada had a brief one day rest, then took off on TCVs (troop carrying vehicles) in pursuit of the enemy on August 23, 1944. The first day we covered about 10 or 15 miles along roads congested with destroyed or abandoned enemy vehicles, death and destruction.
The 2nd Canadian Division was on our left.
We spent that night rather peacefully at a farm near Vimoutiers. In one of the outbuildings there was a huge wooden cider barrel - at least six feet through - lying on its side. I climbed up on it and fell asleep there. I woke up to find myself draped backwards over the barrel."