Normandy Ste. Mere-Eglise 1944 Defensive Battle Map
Ste. Mere-Eglise sits right behind the landings beaches Omaha and Utah which made it of strategic significance to both Allied and German forces on D-Day. Fighting erupted early on the 6 June as American paratroopers landed in the town. The town was made famous in the movie "The Longest Day" as it depicted 82nd Airborne soldier John Steele whose parachute got caught on the church spire and watched the battle stuck on the roof playing dead. The town claims to be the first town in France liberated by the Allies.
This map was created on 19 May 1944 and originally designated as Top Secret. Potential defensive trenches and weaponry are shown.
Result: Allied Victory
Dimensions (Width x Height): 19.3x14.1
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