Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22: Sainte Mere Eglise

Today, Tim and Sharon (and the rest of the student-teacher teams) visited Sainte Mere Eglise, the site where the 82nd Airborne landed. In fact, if you look at the church steeple, you can see a paratrooper hanging.

This was the first town liberated in France. It is also the actual landing site for Easy Company who are portrayed in Band of Brothers. (Band of Brothers is a ten-part, 11-hour television World War II miniseries, originally produced and broadcast in 2001, based on historian and biographer Stephen E. Ambrose's book of the same title.)

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