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Ste Mere Eglise church

Ste Mere Eglise church

If you saw the movie The Longest Day, you've heard of the horrible events during the heavy fighting of D-Day. Two paratroopers were entangled on the roof when they attempted to land, remaining suspended on the bell tower during the fighting. One of them, John Steele, returned every year to Ste Mere Eglise to commemorate his ordeal. Now a parachute and dummy paratrooper are permanently entangled on the tower to remember the event.

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