The fight for La Fiere Bridge near St. Mere Eglise, France

Copyright and complicated “permissions” dissuaded me from reproducing maps and other facts on this battle from the sites containing them.  Here are the links:

http://smallwarsjournal.com/print/12774
http://www.travelfranceonline.com/la-fiere-memorial-park-and-battle-wwii/

Over 200 men had died by June 10th taking that bridge, and over 300 wounded. The Germans had flooded the marshes around it making access very limited, and their strength had been grossly underestimated by the brass.

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