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How Easy Company Incredibly Captured Two German Howitzers

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How Easy Company Incredibly Captured Two German Howitzers

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During the D-Day invasion, Easy Company took a beating as they moved in on two German howitzers threatening advancing U.S. troops. How they rebounded to capture them is legendary.


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Hours before the most ambitious amphibious invasion in history, Douglas C-47s drop a small group of American paratroopers from Easy Company, the 101st Airborne Division, behind enemy lines. The mission: to take out four German howitzers about to assault Utah Beach. Witness the moments before the D-Day invasion through the perspective of the men carrying out this daring raid, including commanding officer Lieutenant Winters, whose remarkable improvised assault against a much larger force would make history.

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