The Battle of Carentan was a WWII engagement between US Airborne Troops and the German Wehrmacht during the Invasion of Normandy.
The battle took place between 6 and 13 June 1944, on the approaches to and within the town of Carentan, France. The objective of the attacking American forces was consolidation of the U.S. beachheads (Utah Beach and Omaha Beach) and establishment of a continuous defensive line against expected German counterattacks. The defending German force attempted to hold the city long enough to allow reinforcements en route from the south to arrive, prevent or delay the merging of the lodgements, and keep the U.S. First Army from launching an attack to cut off the Cotentin Peninsula.
In this documentary, narrated by Kevin Hymel, author and Normandy historian Paul Woodadge gives you a detailed insight of the US 101st Airborne Division’s attack on Carentan .
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