Saved by GIs in 1944, French survivor donates $1M
He remembers the young soldiers - who seemed like giants atop their slow-moving tanks - and the candy.
American Army troops, liberating the little French town of Savigny-sur-Orge, where 10-year-old Bernard Darty was hiding during World War II, tossed sugary confections at the joyful residents. The date was Aug. 24, 1944.
"They were our saviors, doling out packets of sweets to half -starved, war-worn children who had almost given up hope of freedom," recalled Darty, 83.