1st Eng., ed., 1984. V + 222 pp., photo-plates + ills. D.j., 22 x 14xm. Spine of d.j., faded o/w V.G. Such was the sleepy nature of the Normandy town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise and such was the hostile nature of the "vast area of marshes and lowlands" surrounding it, that it seemed immune from the terror and chaos of war. The evening of June 5th, 1944, was to become the longest night for an eleven-year-old French girl and her five-year-old brother, and one they would never forget. An American paratrooper appeared on their doorstep quickly followed by other battered emissaries of freedom. Their house became an emergency shelter; their knowledge of the region the difference between life and death, success and failure to those liberators from the sky. This book depicts D-Day and what followed it in a way that has never been presented before; an unusual perspective.