The first place on French soil liberated by the Allies on D-Day was the Gondrée café by Pegasus Bridge. Five months after the British glider troops took the bridge (after midnight on June 6, 1944), the café couple's daughter was born, and in the intervening 70 years, she has remained true to her roots, remaining in the café, which now doubles as a Pegasus Bridge museum, and greeting all types of veterans and tourists on their visits to Normandy.
Françoise H. Gondrée has written a memoir of her life,
Pegasus Bridge Le pont de l'espoir. Let's hope it is due to be translated so that an English-language version is available.