The Para's bum-rushed the German position and despite the Germans reinforcements arriving very rapidly they were able to overrun the defenders and take the battery after some hard hand-to-hand fighting.
St Martin De Verreville
101st airborne attacked dug-in Germans dug-in around the village of St Martin. They adopted a cautious approach looking to setup firing positions and blast the enemy.
|St Martin Battery
This steady approach limited their loses but allowed the German reinforcements time to get into the defences. The game ended with the Screaming Eagles unable to capture the battery before day light.
Orne River Bridges
Perhaps the most famous action of the night with the Oxs & Buck light infantry launching a glider-borne Coup-de-Main whilst 7th Parachute battalion try to reach them before the German reinforcements.
The troops initially stalled as they tried to fire at the canal defenders before finally attacking with flamethrower support. This proved devastating and the Germans fled, leaving the bridges in allowed hands.