- "Plot a course for Saint-Lô, France, 1944."
- —Rip Hunter to Gideon[src]
Saint-Lô is a commune in France. In 1944 it was one of the battlefields of World War II, a site of battle between the United States Army and Nazi forces. The battle was interfered by time travelers, Vandal Savage and Rip Hunter's team, who were hunting for the Thanagarian meteor.
In 1944, the commune of Saint-Lô, France became a battlefield in World War II, with the Nazis and the United States as the opposing sides. Sergeant Rock served as a combatant in the United States Army at that time, fighting the Nazis. As the two sides were at the midst of battle, the time-traveling Vandal Savage has arrived to claim his prize, a meteor from Thanagar, a source of great powers. On the battlefield, Rock has seen Kendra Saunders, a recent escapee of Savage, and wondered whether she was running away from the Nazis, and from whom else, if not them. Rock gave Kendra a pen and paper to write with, before allowing her to stuff the note in his helmet. He was promptly stabbed with a knife thrown by Vandal Savage. His helmet eventually entered the possession of Rip Hunter aboard the Waverider.
A military caravan, led by a Nazi officer, took hold of the Thanagarian meteor and was transporting it near Saint-Lô when it was confronted by Vandal Savage. Speaking to the officer in German, Vandal Savage demanded for the meteor to be handed over to him. The officer did not take the immortal's demands seriously, ordering him to move, only to be attacked by Vandal. The struggle was soon joined by the members of Rip Hunter's team, who, fighting both the Nazis and Vandal Savage, tried to make sure that the meteor would not end in Savage's hands, while his prisoners, Kendra Saunders and Scythian Torvil, would escape. The battle ended with all the Nazis present dead or otherwise knocked out.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Behind the scenes
- Saint-Lô is a real commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy.