On Demand Tour: Battle for Carentan -1944

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)


Battlefield Guide – Romain Breget

Tour Manager – Paul Marsh

Tour length about 75 min

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Laying between Utah and Omaha beach, the town of Carentan was one of the crucial objectives to capture for the US Army in the early phases of the Normandy Campaign. Surrounded by marshes and defended by German paratroopers, the town would prove to be one of the toughest tests for the men of the 101st Airborne. The main attack, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Cole and his men of the 502nd PIR, would have to cross several bridges on a causeway exposed to the German fire. Stuck for hours in a difficult situation, Lieutenant-Colonel Cole will led his men in an incredible bayonet charge, which earning him the Medal of Honor for his gallantry. The town itself was ultimately liberated by elements the 506th PIR, including E Company, popularized in the famous HBO show “Band of Brothers”.

This virtual tour will give you the opportunity to explore the battlefield of Carentan in detail, following in the footsteps of the men who gave so much for the liberation of this crucial objective and telling the story of the paratroopers and glidermen who achieved it.


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Sun 13th June 16:30 UK (11:30 EDT), Sun 13th June 19:30 UK (14:30 EDT)

13 reviews for On Demand Tour: Battle for Carentan -1944

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Rated 5 out of 5
November 17, 2021

This tour simply is the epitome of all that is excellent in such a presentation. All technologies used to best ever effect. Central to this excellence also is Romaine, his passion and enthusiasm drives the story forward. Seldom have I been so animated on a tour. Thank You.

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Rated 5 out of 5
November 15, 2021

Excellent ….the reports from the combatants and the drone new/old pictures really helped to bring it all to life….Romain was fantastic in his recounting of the story he is a class act !

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Nick Eve
Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

The Battle of Carentan is often given little focus in the narrative of the D Day Landings and the Battle for Normandy. Brilliant guide, Romain Breget makes up for that with a excellent presentation of why the Battle of Carentan was important using his excellent knowledge, contemporary videos and archival photos to highlight the desperate struggle for this important town. Oral testimony is linked with great drone footage to provide a complete understanding of how this battle ensued and was brought to a successful conclusion by the men of the 101st Airborne. This video is a must for all WWII students. Well done, Battle Guides.

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William Schuber
Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

Great talk. Very detailed. Gives a good impression on how the lie of the land affected events.

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Steve Cook
Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

Enjoyable tour by Romain delivered fluently in a second language. Excellent use of muti AV assets; drone, aerial and contemporary footage and pictures.

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