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Paratroopers of D-Day Honored in Skies Over Normandyi
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June 07, 2014 4:12 PM
The paratroopers who were dropped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day were vital in disrupting a German counterattack on the landing beaches. Exactly 70 years on, teams of parachutists have re-created those jumps in the skies over Normandy. Henry Ridgwell went along in a special plane and reports for VOA.

Paratroopers of D-Day Honored in Skies Over Normandy

Published June 07, 2014

The paratroopers who were dropped behind enemy lines in France on D-Day were vital in disrupting a German counterattack on the landing beaches. Exactly 70 years on, teams of parachutists have re-created those jumps in the skies over Normandy. Henry Ridgwell went along in a special plane and reports for VOA.


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