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  Terrain Challenge: Terrain Challenge #43 (Solved by Buck_Compton)
Posted on Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:54 am by webmaster
Terrain Challenge

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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by papa_whisky on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:06 pm
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It looks like a French church. The area marked with a circle is small and against a wall. I am guessing it was the location of an execution by a firing squad...who and where I have not idea.



Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by mooxe on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:58 pm
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I swear I remember seeing this Church on the history channel. Something about British or Canadians fighting around it.


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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:37 pm
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Keep searching!!! You are in the good way!!




Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by matthewhalos on Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:05 pm
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Battle of Ypres....World War I



Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:04 pm
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Nop... WWII place.


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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by matthewhalos on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:37 am
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ahhh.....ok

let me see......hmmmmm

St. Marie du Mont!!!! maybe



Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:46 pm
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Well, you guessed the country....
Keep looking for!


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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Buck_Compton on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:44 pm
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Ok this was quite a tough one. But it is Ranville church. Not sure tough what the red circle points out to. A landing site of someone special of the 6th Abn??

Cheers




Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by matthewhalos on Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:56 am
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this is the drop zone of the 101st Airborne Division.....506th Parachute Infantry Regiment




Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by matthewhalos on Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:44 am
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well...if this is Ranville (as said by Buck_Compton)
it is the defending place of the 1st Special Service Brigade, No. 4 Commando.......led by Brigadier Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat




Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo on Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:48 pm
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Ok, ok, it´s Ranville.
All answers are rigth, but the red circle delimits something more concrete ... What is it?




Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by matthewhalos on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:32 pm
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a.)Scottish parachutists plaque
b.)Jim Wright plaque
c.)Major Strafford plaque
d.)the landing zone of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
e.)the British war cemetery



Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Buck_Compton on Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:07 am
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Hey Lestayo,

It's the Burrial site of Den Brotheridge.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/986733

I fished out some info and as it seems this guy was the first man to be killed in combat actions in Normandy trying to cross the Pegasus Bridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den_Brotheridge

Cheers,

Buck


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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by mooxe on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:13 am
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Wow.. nice history lesson. Thanks guys.


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Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo on Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:56 pm
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Lieutenant Herbert Denham Brotheridge was a British Army officer, and was the first Allied soldier to be killed in action on D-Day, 6 June 1944, during Operation Tonga.
Brotheridge was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire.
Brotheridge commanded a platoon in Major John Howard's 'D' Company, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, 6th Airborne Division, and led a charge across the Bridge now known as Pegasus Bridge. He was hit with a shot to the neck and died of wounds in the early hours of 6 June aged 26. He is buried in the War Cemetery in Ranville Churchyard near Caen in France. Ranville was the first village in France to be liberated.
Brotheridge received a mention in dispatches for this action.
Note that some purists modify this death to be the first death "by enemy fire" because another soldier in the attack (Lance-Corporal Fred Greenhalgh) died by drowning when exiting his glider.
A memorial plaque to commemorate the events of Den Brotheridge's death was unveiled at Smethwick Council House on 2 April 1995 by his daughter, Margaret Brotheridge.



Re: Terrain Challenge #43 (Score: 1)
by Lestayo10 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:41 pm
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The Orne Canal Bridge or what we call "Pegasus Bridge" today was captured by the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry of the 2nd Bn 6th Airborne Division who landed in three Horsa Gliders in a perfect accurate landing near the bridge in the first few minutes of D-Day and seizing the bridge by complete surprise but not without casulties. While Den Brotheridge and his platoon rushed the other side of the bridge Lt Brotheridge was killed when he reached the other side. It being dark some of the British Paratroppers thought it was a private soldier that was hit until later when the bridge was seized did they relize that it was Lt Brotheridge. This made Lt Brotheridge the first Allied soldier to be killed by hostil fire on D-Day. He is buried in the Ranville Churchyard Cemetery next to Ranville War Cemetery


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