On the 15th August 2009 as part of the Liberation celebrations in Le Muy the people of the town dedicated the bridge over the Nartuby on the N7 near the town, to the 4th Batallion Parachute Regiment.
On the morning of 15th August 1944 the bridge was the scene of some fierce fighting as it also stood near the main crossroads to the town. During one firefight members of the 4th Batallion B Company saw a German patrol with 2 American prisoners…in the fight that ensued the Americans were freed. Peter Matthews and Spike Nolan and other members of 4th Batallion ‘B’ Company were first on the crossroads on the morning of 15th August 1944, there was some fierce fighting but the British held the crossroads and began to force the Germans back up into the town.
The photos below show members of the 4th Batallion, including Dick Hargreaves who was B’ Company Commander and Peter Matthews. The veterans were honoured to unveil the commemorative plaque and throw flowers into the river to remember those who died in the battle that took place here in 1944.