Brest Recouvrance Bridge Capture Plaque-29th Infantry Division
At the top of the south side pedestrian stairway attached to the wall facing the port.Marker
A brass inscribed plaque.
The plaque remembers the 29th “Blue and Gray” Infantry Division’s capture of Fort Montbarey, Port of Conquet and the Recouvrance Bridge during the Battle for Brest, France in September 1944.
Brest was captured after difficult fighting by General Troy Middleton’s VIII Corps, with the 2nd, 8th, and 29th Infantry Divisions and Ranger detachments to storm the city.
The plaque on the text is in English and French and reads:
-SYMBOL OF THE 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION-
17 SEPTEMBER 1944
LIBERATION of RECOUVRANCE
* * * * * * *
LE FORT DE MONTBAREY CONQUIS
A L’ISSUE DE SANGIANTS COMBATS
E 29 eme DIVISION D’ INFANTRIE U.S.
FRANCIT IN PORT DE CONQUET
ET LIBRE RECOUVRAANCE
LE 17 SEPTMBRE 1944
THE FORT OF MONTBARAY WAS
CAPTURED AFTER BLOODY FIGHT
BY THE SOLDIERS OF THE
US 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
TO CROSS TO THE CONQUET PORT
AND THE LIBERATION OF THE RECOUVRANCE BRIDGE
17TH OF SEPTEMBER 1944