The arrest

January 27, 2011 French Resistance
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Tweet July 10th 1944, the Allies were progressing down country slowly, liberating the population from the grip of the German occupation. They were still to reach my parents’ village in this part of Normandy. Times of terror as the oppressed fell victim in the last throes of a losing army, a most dangerous and unpredictable […]

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Twinkle twinkle little star…

January 20, 2011 Childhood memories
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Tweet Normandy1943… My brother and I were increasingly in the care of the live-in maid, Simone, employed to help my mother with the house chores and the “babies”. Life in the school house was full of excitement for us children. Both our parents were busy teaching in the school part of the building and going […]

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The Pram

January 7, 2011 French Resistance
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Tweet Normandy, Spring 1943 – 45 Baby Michel was born, in the middle of an increasing turmoil that would end in disaster for the family. What a start in life! Mother and father were both doing their utmost to resist the overwhelming presence of the occupying forces. The Resistance movement was, by 1942, better organised […]

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