Bazooka bubble gum was first marketed shortly after World War II in the U.S. by the Topps Company of Brooklyn, New York. The gum was packaged in a red, white, and blue colour scheme. Beginning in 1953, Topps changed the packaging to include small comic strips with the gum, featuring the character "Bazooka Joe".
The French town of Sainte-Mere-Englise Is a Living D-Day Memorial. It was the first village in Normandy to be liberated by the Americans. An effigy of Private John M Steele who landed on the church tower.on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He was made famous in the film, The Longest Day