Merderet is based on a real WW2 battle when US 508th crossed the river of Merderet in France. - Colonel Lindquist\'s force was at Chef-du-Pont on orders to establish contact with Colonel Shanley\'s
men isolated on Hill 30. The mission was to clear the Carquebut-Eturville area. That night the 8 of june 1944 they crossed the river of Merderet.