Museum Matinee: Uncommon Courage - The D-Day Battle of Graignes

May 30, 2018

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The 2018 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with the film Uncommon Courage: The D-Day Battle of Graignes. This documentary tells the remarkable story of the little known battle of Graignes described as the "Alamo of D-Day". When the D-Day invasion of France began on June 6, 1944, approximately 180 American paratroopers were accidently dropped far from their drop zone, and landed outside the small village of Graignes in Normandy, right in the path of a major German counterattack. Assisted by French villagers, the American paratroopers to Graignes made a courageous stand against a force of German S. S. troops that was ten times their size.

The film is free to the public and will be shown at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 30th, at the Horry County Museum, located at 805 Main Street in Conway.

The Horry County Museum Documentary Film Matinees will continue throughout 2018. For a full list of films, visit our website at www.horrycountymuseum.org. For more information, call the Horry County Museum at 843-915-5320 or e-mail hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org.