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“A peaceful setting for a moving tribute to the WW2 DDay American parachutists”

La Fiere Bridge and Iron Mike Monument
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some difficulty finding Fière Bridge and arrived early evening. It was very quiet and as I stood by Iron Mike gazing across the valley I felt the ghosts of those brave men. The site and memorial is beautifully maintained and there is parking by the bridge and the memorial. We had not been able to see the annual parachute drop as we couldn’t get our motorhome parked within walking distance. From St Mere Eglise it is 3km walk as the road is closed on the day. We are not as fit as we once were. Next year we will be better prepared. Also worth doing in this context is the D D Day experience Dakota simulator when for a few short minutes you are a parachutist flying to France on DDay.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Iron Mike memorial is a statue of an American paratrooper. It is named after St Michael, a saint of the Airborne. The memorial is a replica of the one at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning USA. The Iron Mike memorial was unveiled on June 7, 1997 by Major-General Kellogg, commander of the 82nd Airborne who made a jump with his men that day out of a plane.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great to witness the area and terrain of where the pre-invasion activity began for D-Day There is a parking lot and the historic site is small, but it is nice to actually see the site and terrain

Thank pcavey
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The bridge and monument are easy to get to and well worth seeing and walking around. A critical location and time of history and one to be sure to visit.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A fitting tribute for the US Airborne. Situated on a small hill overlooking the nearby area where battles took place to secure bridges and highways.

Thank James19941
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