Sainte-Mère-Eglise

D-Day for the US paras

Yann Magdelaine

 
Publication date:
February 2018
Publisher :
OREP
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9782815104005

Dimensions : 240 X 170 mm
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Overview
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June 6, 1944 in the Cotentin. Thousands of corollas open in the night. Thirteen thousand American paratroopers are dropped in this area west of the Normandy landing zone. But many are not fallen to the right place. It can take many hours to finally find a friend or a group, just as much lost. Nevertheless, all the missions assigned to the parachutists are fulfilled with success. The 101st Airborne manages to cover the backs of Utah Beach while the 82nd Airborne controls Sainte-Mère-Église and its surroundings. Nevertheless, American positions remain very precarious including the bridge of the Fière. Reinforcements landing from 6:30 am on Utah will be welcome.
So begins for the US parasols a month and a half of deadly fights in the middle swamps and Norman bocage.