Course Detail: BSME - James C. Church WWII History Series: D-Day - The Battle for Sainte-Mere-Eglise
...The 505th Parachute Regimental Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division was tasked with seizing the vital crossroads village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and holding the bridge over the Merderet River at La Fiere. These objectives were critical for the Allies' success on D-Day. Sainte-Mere-Eglise is known as the first town liberated in Normandy, France. The battle for this small village is a remarkable story of bravery and heroism. Join us for a commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day through this discussion led by historian John Cox at Handke Center, "Where History Comes Alive!"