BROTHERS IN ARMS - 502nd PIR, 101st AB Div.

Posted by G8RB8R on Mar. 17, 2010

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An original documentary, produced by the US government right after D-Day, June 6, 1944, detailing all units involved in the airborne invasion of France on the night of June 5-6. Wanting to test my edting skills on just such a documentary, I cut down the orginal 54 mintues to appx 12 minutes, focusing on just one element of the D-Day invasion force, Easy Company of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, of the 101st Airborne Division, US Army. The men of Easy company are easy to spot in my clips, as their helmet markings that night and through out the rest of the European campaign, were denoted by their battalion WHITE HEARTS on the right side of every troopers helmet. Three battalion made up a regiment, while 3 companies comprised a battalion. Certain elements, such as Easy Company, were denoted and given the special additional responsibility as PATH FINDERS. These were the first troops that took the air before any other air borne troops. Their mission? Mark the LZs (landing zones) for their fellow paratro

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Tags d day, eisenhower, england, france, germany, nazis, parachute, ww2, wwii

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