“Silent parachutes dotting the night sky—that’s how one woman in Normandy in June of 1944 learned that the D-Day invasion was under way.”- The University of Chicago Press on D-Day Through French Eyes. Learn more about this wonderful book by listening to this pledge drive edition of APA!
Traditionally, Americans have been presented with the picture of American GIs swooping in on D-Day to rescue the French, including the forever-grateful French women. Mary Louise Roberts, a U.W. Madison French history professor, re-researches the typical portrayals of French-U.S. relations and more critically examines this idealistic picture of the “French kiss”.