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Valor is superior to number.-- Vegetius
La Fiere Bridge, D-Day8226 Reads
I landed about twenty-five feet from a road and before I could get my rifle assembled, I heard a motorcycle approaching. I remained still as I did not have time to assemble my rifle, and watched two German soldiers pass by. After they passed and I had my rifle together I found other paratroopers and our equipment bundle and set off for the bridge over the Merderet River.
We were to hold the bridge until the soldiers who landed on the beach arrived later that day, but it was three days before they reached our position.
Note: by Marcus Heim
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