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Flamethrowers vs. Paratroopers - Cleaning Up After D-Day WW2

Published Oct. 6, 2021

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After the Invasion of Normandy in June of 1944 and the Allied push into mainland Europe, it was necessary to capture more German-occupied facilities to unload the supplies required for the advancing troops. The military then set their eyes on the port of Brest in northwestern France.


The Americans initially believed that capturing the port would not be that difficult, but Brest was occupied by the battle-tested Second Fallschirmjäger Division led by one of the most renowned German generals, Hermann Bernhard Ramcke.


The German paratroopers were surrounded, outnumbered, and outpowered, but they would resist for over a month against all odds.


As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Docs is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas.

Published Oct. 6, 2021

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After the Invasion of Normandy in June of 1944 and the Allied push into mainland Europe, it was necessary to capture more German-occupied facilities to unload the supplies required for the advancing troops. The military then set their eyes on the port of Brest in northwestern France.


The Americans initially believed that capturing the port would not be that difficult, but Brest was occupied by the battle-tested Second Fallschirmjäger Division led by one of the most renowned German generals, Hermann Bernhard Ramcke.


The German paratroopers were surrounded, outnumbered, and outpowered, but they would resist for over a month against all odds.


As images and footage of actual events are not always available, Dark Docs sometimes utilizes similar historical images and footage for dramatic effect. I do my best to keep it as visually accurate as possible. All content on Dark Docs is researched, produced, and presented in historical context for educational purposes. We are history enthusiasts and are not always experts in some areas, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us with corrections, additional information, or new ideas.

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