Below is a copy of an email I received about this canal.

My name is Jean-Christophe VALANCE. I’m writting from France and I’m passionate about the US Lorrain campaign (09/1944-03/1945). I’m living about 32 miles north west from Parroy and 15 miles south east from the german border.

I’m very happy to give you informations about the photo concerning "Parroy’s bridge" figuring into your web site.

In fact the bridge is crossing the canal connecting the Rhine and Marne river (Rhine-Marne canal).

In your photo the canal is empty because all the lock were destroyed by the german forces, the goal was to inundate fields.

I join to my mail a photo taken in the same angle as your’s, houses at the rear side is the village of Parroy. It’s easy the recognize the right flat. You can also recognize the church, in 1944 the "bell tower" was destroyed.


 

River:
Location: Parroy
Date: 13 October 1944
Length: 120' T/S Bailey ("C" Co)

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River:
Location: Parroy
Date: 13 October 1944
Length: 120' T/S Bailey ("C" Co)
bridge pictures
River:
Location: Parroy
Date: 13 October 1944
Length: 120' T/S Bailey ("C" Co)

1/2 Mile from Enemy Positions.

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As it looks today

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