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It is amazing to see where brave paratroopers dropped on French villages in the middle of the night. This is where the D-day invasion truly began. The people who live there today remain very observant of what happened.
WW2 history - story of how paratrooper landed on this church captivating. Nice stopover on way to beaches at Barneville-Carteret. For those wanting more there’s an Airborne museum here.
Sainte-Mère-Église is famous for being one of the sites where paratroopers landed as part of D-Day. The church featured in the film 'The Longest Day' which features the true story of paratrooper John Steele who landed on the church spire and remained there (pretending to be dead) until he was freed…
Famous for the story of American parachutist who landed on the village church. Captured alive but escaped adays later to be posted elsewhere duing the conflict. Fascinating story and great museum in the town.