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SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE : an American sanctuary in Normandy

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On June 6,1944 the village of Sainte-Mère-Eglise was placed in the forefront of the greatest military operation ever seen either before or since. From that date on, a date synonymous with hope, the renown of this village went far beyond its borders. What are the reasons for this contributing renown ? Hollywood has undoubtedly helped in poopularizing this iconic site, but what really happened on the square of the village and elsewhere on the night of D-Day? How many days did the battle last? How fierce was it? Would the story suddenly stop in the days after the fighting?

New fact: this work revisits a chapter which is little known yet fundamental to this great story: handling the dead during and after the battle followed by the creation of great temporary military cemeteries arund Sainte-Mère-Eglise. The presence of 13,000 Americans fallen in this tiny area would have a profound impact on the views and the lives of the natives. For Sainte-Mère-Eglise and its inhabitants, the unthinkable had become unforgettable.

format : 200x265 mm
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