Sainte-Mere-Eglise

One of the first French towns (Utah beach) liberated by the Allied forces in 1944. During the night of June 5th, while residents were trying to put out the burning of a house, t he first paratroopers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division were dropped over the town. Many of them were killed by the Nazis before to touch the ground. As one of the soldier’s parachute got trapped in the church tower, a mannequin is hung there in remembrance.

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