D-Day and Battle of Normandy
They were child, adult, parent, pastor, farm worker … They experienced the descent of parachutists on the marshes of Carentan. They attended the fighting. They suffered. They suffered in their bodies or in their heart. They will never forget and they tell you here …
It was not always easy to collect evidence of the tragedy of 1944 due to the disappearance of a large number of civilian and military witnesses. We wish to thank everyone who agreed to testify despite the suffering and wounds that have not been erased from their memory, who have shown us their personal archives and opened their hearts.
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They saw the paratroopers the first time Tuesday, June 6, 1944. Mrs. brought them milk and butter. They asked the road to St. Como. They stayed until June 12, 1944 in the fields goshawks. From June 12 the artillery fire and extended and an American shell fell near the house … Read more
Father Ernest Lecointe (1888-1963) was a respected personality in all Méautis éclatta when the war in 1939. Passionate about culture, inventions and devoted to his worship he kept a daily journal he stopped to fill up ‘mort.Il its never spared its efforts to help those in need. Read more
A group of American paratroopers was spotted June 6, 1944 in the morning, along the railway passing so close to the manor Lude. The family of leaving the farm Artilly because the Germans occupied the property places that US paratroopers are hidden only a few meters from the house … Read more
Around June 13 when there was the Battle of Donville my parents, like many others had dug a shelter in the field in front of the house in a former dry pond. We were refugees in the shelter and the shells were falling from all sides when a shell fell on our house without destroying it. Read more
I first saw the Germans in June 1940 pass along our coffee on the main road from Carentan to Périers. I can still see with their sidecars and their gray-green uniforms. Some were officers. What impressed me are their leather boots because few people were in the area, except those who were horses … Read more
My memories take shape in 1944. I remember that there was an excitement at home. And actually the paratroopers had landed that day. We looked through the windows and we saw all these red and green cloth in the trees. We thought it was the sheets because we had never seen parachutes of our lives. Read more
Understand, learn, discover … this is what offers Franck Feuardent current owner of the Manor and Bloody Gulch Memorial Museum. During tours, you will share with him in the Battle of Normandy, Bloody Gulch, landing. He will talk about his testimonies he gathered from those who have made history in the aera of Méautis and Carentan.