Monday, June 10, 2019

D-Day +75 Years-- Part 6: "We Believed It Was A Joke"

Now, there was an armada of some 4,000 ships off the Normandy coast, and landing craft were ferrying tanks, infantry units and combat engineers toward the shore.

Louis de Valleville, a teenager who then lived on a farm near Utah Beach, could scarcely believe that France's liberation was at hand.

"Some person came through the flooded area out at about six in the morning, coming through this swamp, and said all of the sea is covered by boats," said de Valleville.  "And we believed it was a joke."


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