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Manoir de Brecourt, Saint-Come-du-Mont

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The Brécourt Manor Assault during the U.S. parachute assault of the Normandy Invasion of World War II is often cited as a classic example of small-unit tactics and leadership in overcoming a larger enemy force.
Command of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division had temporarily fallen to its executive officer, 1st Lt. Richard Winters. After linking up with his parent unit at the hamlet of Le Grand Chemin on the morning of 6 June 1944, Winters was ordered away from his company. With minimal instructions of "There's fire along that hedgerow there. Take care of it," and no briefing, Winters found himself given the task of destroying a German artillery battery. The battery had initially been reported to be 10.5 cm leFH 18s firing onto causeway exit #2 leading off Utah Beach and disrupting landing forces of the U.S. 4th Infantry Division advancing inland on this route. Several other units had stumbled onto the German position earlier in the morning and had been repulsed.
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  • Easy companys monument. If you're visiting you know what it means and what happened here. Gaze over the fields and ponder what it took and why we should never forget 
    Easy companys monument. If you're visiting you know what it means and what happened here. Gaze over the fields and ponder what it took and why we should never forget  more »
  • If you have watched Band Of Brothers this is where Dick Winters lead the assault to take out the the German Battery that was assaulting Utah Beach. It is cool to see and is not really out of the way.....  more
    If you have watched Band Of Brothers this is where Dick Winters lead the assault to take out the the German Battery that was assaulting Utah Beach. It is cool to see and is not really out of the way.....  more »
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  • It's a private residence and I would think the owners see Band of Brothers fans nearly every day photographing their house. The field where the guns were is a farmer's field with cows in, there is nothing left to show what happened there on 6/6/1944. They have erected a memorial at the end of the road so people can visit something. But if you're like me and you've come far, then why not go down the lane to see the building where the Germans sniped back at Easy (not shown in series) or the field where they assaulted the guns. But please respect the people that live and work there.
  • Until the mini series BAND OF BROTHERS it was difficult to find for the ordinary person. In fact the whole of historic Normandy has better sign posts these days. It used to very difficult to find many places of wwII history

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