US paratroopers “brought us freedom”, recalls D-Day witness | AFP

Just after dawn on the morning of 6 June 1944, 20-year-old Charles Levaillant and his brother see the first paratroopers from the 82nd US Airborne division drop into Normandy: “…they were bringing us something precious, freedom, and when you are 20 years-old that’s something important,” recalls Levaillant, whose family even helped hide one of the paratroopers from the Germans.

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