French commune
Port of Carentan
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Carentan is a town and commune of the Manche "département" in Normandy, France. It is also the chief town of the canton of Carentan in the arrondissement of Saint-Lô. It is likely the site of ancient Crociatonum. [Barrington|7 & notes] This town is close to the site of the World War II Battle of Bloody Gulch.

Popular culture

Carentan has been featured on many World War II themed games and TV series, including the computer games "Call of Duty", "Call of Duty 2" and "Call of Duty 4" as a multiplayer map, as well as "Company of Heroes", ', ' and "Battlefield 1942" as the map "Bocage". Carentan was also featured in the "BBC"/"HBO" WW2 series "Band of Brothers".

101st Airborne March created in Carentan

The "101st Airborne March" was composed by Daniel Bourdelès, a Norman composer, for the celebration of the liberation of Carentan, in June 1994. This march is extracted from the CD "Carentan, the sky memory" (1994), produced by the town. It is steadily used as a musical illustration for the Normandy liberation films on France3 regional TV. You can hear it here:

Twinned Town

* Selby, United Kingdom


ee also

* Crociatonum
* Communes of the Manche department
* Battle of Carentan

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