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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 06:23 AM
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I'd go on to St Mere Eglise, the museum there covers the glider attack on the peninsula (the longest day) and shows what happened other than just the sea landing.
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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Stained-glass church windows in St-Mere-Eglise shows depict the American paratrooper that famously got stuck on the church steeple and was left dangling for a while and the paratrooper who came down in the German-held village. Yes nice small town with a nice museum - a bit inland. May have been the first village or town liberated after D-Day.
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Old Jul 19th, 2014, 09:08 AM
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Yes, we also enjoyed St. Mere Eglise since my home town in Ohio is where the gliders were built. Amazing to see what they were--plywood and canvas "planes".
And we liked Pegasus Bridge on the way to Bayeux. It was an awesome invasion.
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 08:04 AM
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https://www.google.com/search?q=st-,...w=1455&bih=977

shows pictures of modern stained-glass windows depicting American paratroopers, one of the bolke left dangling on the bell tower!
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Old Jul 20th, 2014, 09:55 AM
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First village liberated by the Americans.
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Old Jul 21st, 2014, 11:48 AM
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First village liberated by the Americans.>

Yanks should still get a warm welcome in this French town!
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