Posted by: sommecourt | 28/05/2009

D Day Cometh…

The 65th Anniversary of the landings in Normandy are just over a week away, but already the diplomatic daggers are out. The French President has stirred up a controversary by not inviting the Queen, however the great crime is to refer to the event as a ‘Franco-American Commemoration’. Guidebooks for sale in the area have for some time desribed Normandy as the “American liberation of Europe”, and the trend towards sidelining the role of British & Commonwealth troops simply mirrors what the public see in US films on the period. It will be interesting to see how the reporting of this event unfolds when I am out in Normandy next week.

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