Purple Heart Lane
29.04.2009 23:34 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope. This week we have a bunch of screenshots from the map 'Purple Heart Lane', by Natty Wallo. This map is based on the 0.7 map pack map 'The Road to Carentan - 1944', which was made by Pvt. Allen. The map portrays the advance of the US 101st Airborne Division over the Carentan Causeway. This causeway was nicknamed the 'purple heart lane', because so many men were shot on it. (The purple heart is a medal awarded to US soldiers who are wounded or killed by the enemy.)
Rommel realised the danger to the Axis defenses should Carentan fall, for it was the link between Utah and Omaha Beach and also the key to an American drive west to cut the base of the Cotentin Peninsula. The defense of the city was in the hands of the Fallschirmjaeger-Regiment 6. Allied High Command's decision to send the 101st paratroopers in on their own, with little armor or air support, was based on expectations only to encounter scattered resistance along the causeway to Carentan. On the evening of June 10th however, all attempts to drive the Germans back with artillery had failed. Colonel Cole and his men of the 502nd PiR advanced cautiously down the Causeway to seize the hub of German resistance and eventually clear the entrance to Carentan itself...
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