Captain (13 FN 40) 1.A.Cdo,

Commandant French Detachment


Military Cross

Kieffer with Field Marshall Montgomery

Commandant Kieffer was responsible for the mopping up of the town of Ouistreham
in conjunction with 4 Commando's assault on the battery. His unit suffered severely,
nine out of his eleven officers becoming casualties, while Commandent Kieffer was
himself wounded. The dash and resolute action of this officer led to the final
liquidation of a series of enemy strong points in the coastal built-up area, and of an
enemy company in the town itself.