D-Day landings: Skies fill with parachutes to mark 80th anniversary

In 1944, more than 13,000 paratroopers jumped from planes into the skies over Normandy as part of the D-Day landings that began the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany. This year, as part of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Round Canopy Parachuting Team used several antique C-47 aircraft, the same as those used for the original drops, to allow around a hundred parachutists to reproduce these historic jumps under the gaze of a enthralled crowd in the Normandy town of Carentan.

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