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A Foothold in France by David Pentland.


A Foothold in France by David Pentland.

St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944. U.S. Paratroopers of 3rd Battalion, 505th Regiment, 82nd Airborne, land in the fields near St Mere Eglise, during the early hours of D-Day.
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