Hill 314, Mortain, France

Zabecki, David T.
March 2011
Military History;Mar2011, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p76
The article traces the military history at the French village of Mortain or the Hill 314 in France. The U.S. Army coined the term Hill 314 for the village. It is characterized as a perfect observation post to prevent any armored division from moving down the Mortain-Saint-Hilaire road. Information on the role played by the Hill 314 in the fight against German forces is given. With its relevant history, Hill 314 is considered as a carefully preserved park.


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