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Friday, March 14, 2014


2014 is the 70th anniversary of the landings on the Normandy beaches during WWII. We traveled to Sainte-Mère-Eglise about 3 hours northwest of Paris to visit the area where paratroopers landed during the night of June 5th. The town has developed an innovative way to visit the area using a GPS system loaded with video clips and other information to guide the visitor during a 50 km tour of the area.

Sainte-Mère-Eglise is the town where one of the paratroopers gets trapped on the steeple of the church, an event that was immortalised in the movie "The Longest Day."
The entire area is dotted with monuments thanking the Americans for their role in liberating France.

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