On theRoad, France – Second Take [Part III] [AUDIO]
One of the most important objectives of the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day was the La Fière bridge. The bridge itself might look like a small objective, but in June 1944 was one of only two locations where the Merderet river could be crossed by armor. German forces had flooded the fields, turning the little road into an important causeway connecting the hamlet Cauquigny and the La Fière Manoir. The bridge and causeway would be the stage of some of the most intense fighting of the entire Normandy campaign.
A guest at the La Fiere B&B, Geoff Forester is touring the Normandy sites. His insights are both interesting and meaningful.
This year, the 68th Anniversary of D-Day will be commemorated by Americans, French, British, and Germans alike. If you would like to know more about the battle at La Fiere or the Bed and Breakfast located there, check this website.