Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Sixty-five years ago today ...
On the morning of 6th june 1944, the allies began the process of liberating Europe by landing troops on the Normandy coast of France by sea and from the air. Later that day the French government in exile in London (the 'Free French') announced to compatriots in France through its regular broadcasts courtesy of the BBC that bridge-heads had been established on French soil earlier in the day and that the liberation of France was underway. In the recording embedded below, General de Gaulle addresses the French people: