It was sent by one of Britain's most valuable double agents, Juan Pujol Garcia, three days after the Normandy invasion
started on June 6, 1944.
Leslie left Birmingham to take part in Operation Overlord, the code-name for the co-ordinated Normandy invasion
He eventually took part in "Operation Overlord", the codename for the co-ordinated Normandy invasion
by the Allies.
We have here in Huddersfield George Sutcliffe who served in the 306 Polish Squadron led by General Skarski, the most distinguished pilot, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander and organiser in the destruction of German industry, Normandy invasion
and so called "Skarski's Circus", which the Germans dreaded in Africa.
LST-492 made the Normandy invasion
at Utah Beach [June 1944], Next we made a landing in Southern France [August 1944] and then went around to the Mediterranean and made an unopposed landing [Livorno, Italy, October 1944], From there we went back to New York [after stops in Corsica, Italy, Tunisia, Sardinia, and Algeria].
Shortly after the Normandy invasion
, a squad of US soldiers, headed by Captain Miller (Tom Hanks), sets out to rescue Private Ryan (Matt Damon) who is caught behind enemy lines, and is the last surviving member of a line of brothers killed in action.
After the success of the Normandy invasion
, as well as the expulsion of German forces from northern France and most of the Low Countries, a fierce pocket of German resistance around the city of Colmar continued to frustrate Allied forces.
He served in the Army during World War II and took part in the Normandy invasion
Looking back, the defeat of Hitler and the success of the Normandy invasion
may seem inevitable, but at the time this was far from the case.
More than 19,890 French civilians died during the Normandy Invasion
This latest Billy Boyle mystery (the newest one, The White Ghost, is coming out on September 1st), the ninth in the series, takes place in the weeks before the Normandy invasion
and is filled with many little-known facts.
From how the war began to how it ended, World War II is covered here with descriptions of the biggest battles including the Normandy invasion
and the Battle of the Bulge.