Places of Interest

La Fiere

La Fiere was the bridge over the flooded Merderet River which was a key objective for the 82nd Airborne on D Day. A tremendous battle took place from the 6th – 9th June 1944 until the US paratroopers broke out across the causeway. This was depicted in the famous film “Saving Private Ryan” with Tom Hanks.

Today, next to the Merderet River stands a memorial to the 82nd Airborne “Iron Mike” close to where General James Gavin fought.


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Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates