Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... - The Island: Holland: September 17-October 1, 1944 Summary & Analysis

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Easy Company continued its service on the front lines of in Holland. First, the company entrenched itself, World War I style, on an area nicknamed the Island. The Island area sat below sea level, bordered by tall embankments for flood control. The regiment relieved troops near Zetten, an area that was being held by an entire division. Winters sent men to patrol an outpost building. That evening, the patrol encountered a company of enemy soldiers. Unknown to Easy Company, a company of enemy soldiers had already infiltrated the line. The patrol informed Winters, who immediately activated the rest of the company.

The men encountered an enemy machine gun and eradicated it. Winters then led the men across a field, up to the road. On the opposite side of the road, over one hundred German troops were sitting...

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