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"La Fiere/ Manche" Top 5 Page for this destination Basse-Normandie Things to Do Tip by Segolily

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  German held manor and bridge from monument
by Segolily
  • German held manor and bridge from monument - Basse-Normandie
      German held manor and bridge from monument
    by Segolily
  • Paratroopers monument - Basse-Normandie
      Paratroopers monument
    by Segolily

Off the beaten path is a monument to an important battle that took place west of Sainte Mere Eglise. A small number of paratroopers from the 505st, 507th and 508th regiment of the 82nd airborne division first captured the building and bridge and then held off repeated German counter attacks, saving the vital bridge across the Merderet river. Stories of valor and courage are abundant throughout Normandy. I'm thankful to all those men who put their lives on the line for a cause greater than themselves.

Directions: D 15 west of Sainte Mere Eglise

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  • Updated Jun 27, 2008
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