Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy... - The Patrol: Haguenau: January 18-February 23, 1945 Summary & Analysis

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Easy Company trucked to Alsace in treacherous snowy weather. The company moved into the front line at the city of Hagenau. The soldiers were grateful to stay in buildings rather than foxholes. The men spent most of their time eating and patrolling the German line. To the company's dismay, the Army assigned additional replacement soldiers to their group. Captain Nixon ordered Winters to send a patrol across the river and behind German lines to procure prisoners for interrogation. Winters chose Easy Company for the task.

The mission was a risky proposal. The patrol would travel across the river on four boats under the cover of night. Three made it across the river. The fourth capsized. Easy Company succeeded in bringing back two prisoners. The prisoner count would have been three, but one of the German soldiers sustained...

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