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The Demolition Men of D-Day

On the night of 6th June 1944 at 4:50 am, an army medic jeep pulling a small two wheeled trailer, careened through the little French town of Troarn. It was under blistering attack from a garrison of Panzergrenadiers that had set up their headquarters there. But on board the jeep there were no medical supplies, or indeed, medics. All had been replaced by 7 parachute engineers with half a ton of explosives. They’re objective, to blow a bridge that was a crucial crossing for a german counter-attack. This is the remarkable true story of Major Tim Roseveare and a heroic band of 7 parachute engineers. By the end of the night, sadly, some would be captured and killed, but their legends still live on to this day. They were, The Demolition Men of D-Day.

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