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    St-Mere-Eglise Paratroopers

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    In the night of June 5, 1944, the American paratroopers made history at St-Mère-Eglise. 66 years later, as a tribute, 500 French, English and German paratroopers jumped on the site of La Fière.

    St-Mère-Eglise, one of the first village to be liberated, veterans are slowly being replaced by a younger generation of military enthusiasts. The duty to remember is passed on to them now, a responsibility beyond dressing-up in WW2 uniforms and wargaming.

    Young people that Harry Silvester meet with pleasure, each year the veteran of Gold Beach comes to tell his story.

    On June 6, little before midnight 15, 000 paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division landed in the marshes of La Fière, at 4H30, St-Mother-Church was liberated.