“A fearful scene..”

Wednesday, July 5, 1944

Mark Twain quipped: “God invented war so Americans could learn geography.” Well we’re sure learning a lot about the little towns of the Cherbourg Peninsula. This dispatch was recorded by Matthew Halton at 2 AM from a Canadian bunker in France. Aired today by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Halton captures the mud and toil and general slogging, slow progress after D-Day. (Scroll down the right hand column till you see his name and the date.) The goal is the airfield near the town of Carpiquet. It’s a small airport in a small town but vital to our continued progress toward Germany.



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