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This church is not surprisingly nothing special, although the windows are very nice. But because of the historic impact the building became famous. Paraglider hangs on the tower, but one the wrong side, because to please the tourists.
A lovely little church which has been made famous in the film the Longest Day and the story of John Steele, the US paratrooper who found himself hanging from the church tower after being dropped from a glider. He was taken prisoner by the Germans,...More
To see the Plaza of the village where the early hours of the invasion started, then see the maniquine hanging by a parachute from the Church brings it all to reality. Touring the church to see the honor expressed towards France’s liberators is a moving...More
This church located adjacent to the Airborne Museum is renown for John Steele, a paratrooper whose parachute was entangled on the church. There is a replica of him and a parachute hanging from the ramparts of the church.
The inside of the church has 2...More
the church itself is just one of a kind. Once you're inside though, you can't do without thinking back to that day and what it might have been.
Thanks to all those brave men we can today enjoy our freedom.
The church sits in the square in the center of Sainte Mere Eglise and has an effigy of the American Paratrooper John Steele still suspended from the tower as he was on the night of 6th June 1944.
You can still see areas of the...More
we visited the church at Sainte Mere Eglise, he beautiful church with delightful stained glass windows. with John Steele still waiting to be rescued from the spire. there is a lot of information around the church area advising of all the history. plenty of shops...More
In the middle of the square is the church, made famous by the paratrooper that got stuck on the church tower and was hanging there pretending to be dead for the first night of the landing. They even have a doll hanging on the roof...More
We visited this lovely little church with our tour guide. She pointed out the places in the church that were damaged during the war. We also saw the two beautiful stained glass windows in memory of the D-Day liberators.