The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day

French Town Is a Living D-Day Memorial

The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day

Window in a church in Ste-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France, showing the paratroopers who liberated the town on D-Day

Window in a church in Ste-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, France, showing the paratroopers who liberated the town on D-Day

Paratrooper John Steel, hanging from the spire  Ste. Mere Eglise liberated by the 82nd Airborne  Normandy DDay

Paratrooper John Steel, hanging from the spire Ste. Mere Eglise liberated by the 82nd Airborne Normandy DDay

This is the exterior of the village church of Ste Mere Eglise. This is one of the locations where the first US troops dropped into Normandy the night before D-day. They still have a simulation of the American Soldier that landed on the church and was stuck there while the village was still occupied by the Germans . You can see the parachute on the right side of the clock tower.

This is the exterior of the village church of Ste Mere Eglise. This is one of the locations where the first US troops dropped into Normandy the night before D-day. They still have a simulation of the American Soldier that landed on the church and was stuck there while the village was still occupied by the Germans . You can see the parachute on the right side of the clock tower.

Glider-Airborne Museum, Ste Mere Eglise, Normandy, France-Bob St Mere Eglise - 100683004934814204738 - Picasa Web Albums

Glider-Airborne Museum, Ste Mere Eglise, Normandy, France-Bob St Mere Eglise - 100683004934814204738 - Picasa Web Albums

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normandie insolite | Déabrquement en Normandie insolite : les activités | Manche Tourisme

JK  Ste. Mere Eglise US paratrooper caught on church steeple for 2 hours before Germans took him down alive.

JK Ste. Mere Eglise US paratrooper caught on church steeple for 2 hours before Germans took him down alive.

https://flic.kr/p/A59xEv | Blanket covered body of a US paratrooper killed in action near Ste Mere-Eglise in the days following the Allied invasion of Normandy, aka D-Day. June 7, 1944.

https://flic.kr/p/A59xEv | Blanket covered body of a US paratrooper killed in action near Ste Mere-Eglise in the days following the Allied invasion of Normandy, aka D-Day. June 7, 1944.

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Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II museums and sites: A Driving Tour of More Sites around Ste-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach

Top Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches and World War II museums and sites: A Driving Tour of More Sites around Ste-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach

Private John Steele survived his ill-fated landing on the church at Ste. Mere Eglise in Normandy with a bullet wound to his foot and temporary deafness.

Private John Steele survived his ill-fated landing on the church at Ste. Mere Eglise in Normandy with a bullet wound to his foot and temporary deafness.

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