La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument

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La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument

La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument
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rdholler
Atlanta, GA217 contributions
A key location for 82nd Airborne troops during D Day
Jan 2020
Much is written about the troops that came ashore on the beaches. What is less written is the work of the paratroopers to take and secure the areas inland that would allow access to the main road system. Since much of the area between the beaches and the main roads was marshland, it was important that the roads that did connect were captured and held so that the huge number of troops and the massive amount of equipment that was needed for the march to Paris could be moved.
If you are interested in the Airborne troops, this is really an important place.
As a note, if you have time, there is a small church directly across the river that has a beautiful stained glass window honoring the troops.
Written January 26, 2020
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TravelCheapskate
Tampa Florida74 contributions
Slightly Off The Beaten Path But Worth It
Jun 2019
This site is located pretty far from the beaches and somewhat off the expressway. However, it was a very significant battle zone (as depicted in Saving Private Ryan) and well wort adding to your WWII sight seeing plans. It is relatively small so it won't take more than 45 minute to adequately explore.
Written December 19, 2019
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Duane F
Bedale, UK288 contributions
Historic visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great to see that the medical services are mentioned at last! Some exceptionally brave soldiers who lost their life remembered here with a poignant memorial.
Written September 13, 2019
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ErikG
Bournemouth, UK59 contributions
Moving place
Sep 2019 • Solo
I think one of the most moving places on my tour of the D-Day sites, incredible bravery and sacrifice in this spot makes you think how lucky we are.
Written September 10, 2019
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Cat C
8 contributions
monument
Jun 2019
a must visit monument, we went for the 75th anniversary and met some of the veterans, a very sobering and humbling day
Written September 4, 2019
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billmc321
Lake Oswego, OR24 contributions
Nice Memorial
Aug 2019
Hard to visualize the battle here with such a peaceful setting.
Read the book "No Better Place to Die" by ex-paratrooper Robert Murphy to get a good history of this battle.
Written September 2, 2019
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James Mckendrick
Caenby Corner, UK439 contributions
Superb monument
Aug 2019 • Family
It’s just amazing here the scene of one of the most fierce battles in ww2 that nobody has really heard of, la fiere bridge being held was key to crossing the merederet river and so many lost their lives, the statute of iron mike is a lovely tribute. The 82nd and 101st airborne are remembered here as the drops all went a bit pear shaped and there was a real mix of regiments defending this now picturesque little river crossing
Written August 6, 2019
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Chris W
Alabaster, AL232 contributions
Incredible
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is an incredible historic site with such a story to tell. The scene of the fiercest small force battle in U.S. Army history, you just cannot believe the odds that the paratroops overcame. A a truly hallowed site, just be sure to study the battle before visiting. Thank you to our friend Stuart Robertson of Normandy Battlefield Tours for making it come alive.
Written July 21, 2019
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Andrew B
308 contributions
Must see after sainte mere eglise
Jul 2019 • Friends
This where for several days the American airborne held the bridge at great loss to themselves beating of German tanks until eventually reinforcements arrived..in doing so they saved sainte mere eglise being retaken by the Germans
Written July 18, 2019
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B9073TOannm
Westbury, United States69 contributions
Little known but important battle
May 2019 • Friends
The battle at La Fiere Bridge was hard-won and enabled the Allied troops to move inland from Utah Beach on D-Day. It's important to have a guide here because there's no museum--only statues and plaques. A guide will give you the details of what happened here.
Written June 14, 2019
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