The Church in Sainte-Mère-Église

The church in Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy is no ordinary church. Towards the steeple is a parachute and underneath it an effigy of a paratrooper. Overnight on the 5th June 1944, American aircraft headed towards the town. The paratroopers started to land around 1.40am. However, many buildings were alight in the town and the descending soldiers […]

Sainte-Mère-Église Church in Normandy

There’s a church in practically every village but there’s something special about the Sainte-Mère-Église church in Normandy. It was built in the 11th century in the Romanesque style and completed four centuries later in the Gothic style. It’s topped by a saddleback bell tower and gained a place in history on D-Day as one of […]