At the heart of Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the guides bring us by the church place to tell the story of the 6th of June airdrops which took place exactly here. We can see a mannequin of the famous John Steel hanging at the church spire.
Next, we crossed the road just in front to visit the Airborn Museum. This historical museum is made of four buildings and has an actual C47, plane which was used for the airdrops. We walk inside the plane among the soldiers just before the dropping through an immersive path with lights and sound effects. Plenty of historical reenactments and a large collection of weapons and military vehicles make us visualize with details the Second World War.
There are also consumer goods from this period which plunge us into the 40’s, including the ones brought by Americans that Normans saw for the first time (chewing-gum, instant coffee…).