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Documentary on liberation Nuenen on local television station

posted 29 Sep 2013, 01:36 by Edwin Popken   [ updated 29 Sep 2013, 01:44 ]
The past few weeks Battlefield Discovery participated in the production of Lokale Omroep Nuenen on the liberation of the municipality of Nuenen in September 1944. This documentary is shown on local television as from today.
 
To many people the history of the liberation of Nuenen is closely depicted in the Band of Brothers series about the American parachute unit Easy company of 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment. Not many realise that many more units fought in Nuenen on several places and for several days. In all about 3 companies and a detached platoon of American paratroopers, 1 British tank battalion and 3 other tank squadrons, plus 1 British battalion of motorized infantry fougth hard to dislodge a German panzer brigade and a German parachute battalion. This documentary explains how the battle around Nuenen and the sister villages of Gerwen and Nederwetten evolved.