site map Energy - beyond fossil fuelsWhat is memory, and intelligence? Incautious claims of IQ genes economics and money zone at abelard.org - government swindles and how to transfer money on the net   technology zone at abelard.org: how to survive and thrive on the web France zone at abelard.org - another France visit abelard's gallery
link to news zone link to document abstracts link to short briefings documents        news archive links at abelard.org news resources at abelard.org interesting site links at abelard's news and comment zone orientation at abelard's news and comment zone

back to abelard's front page

news archives
politics

article archives at abelard's news and comment zonepolitics archives 1 2 3 4 5
III-2004: 10 18 22 25 27 31 IV-2004: 09 13 15 26
V-2004:
03 03-2 07 13 18 19 21 23 26 VI-2004: 06
New translation, the Magna Carta
 

on being liberated: normandy, and iraq

“Hardy, the 83-year-old resident of Caen sought to dispel the idea of Allies being greeted with flowers and cheering crowds. "We didn't dance at the liberation," Hardy said. "I was angry at the Americans." The D-Day landings were followed by weeks of intensive aerial and naval bombings that leveled almost the entire city of Caen and many other towns in the area. Hardy said that her house had been destroyed by Allied bombings, her neighborhood turned into a "crater" and many of her childhood friends buried in the rubble of the explosions. When she met an American officer soon after the city was liberated, she refused to shake his hand, she said. "That's not saying that I didn't appreciate the boys who came here and died," she said. "But you have to understand what it is like to be bombed like that." Terry Lovick, a British paratrooper who arrived in Normandy on a glider in the evening of D-Day, said he had seen very few French people in the days after landing. "They were all in their cellars," he said. By contrast, in Belgium and the Netherlands, Lovick said, troops were greeted with large crowds.


advertising
disclaimer

advertising
disclaimer

You are here: politics news for 07.06.2004 < News < Home

latest abstracts briefings information   archives resources interesting orientation

email abelard email abelard at abelard.org

© abelard, 2004, 7 june
all rights reserved

the address for this document is https://www.abelard.org/news/politics040607.asp

variable words
prints as 1 A4 pages (on my printer and set-up)