Saturday, June 06, 2020


During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.

Peter told me once that, when directing him in a play, he found out that Hugh Paddick (most famous for Round the Horne's Julian and Sandy) was in the D-Day landings.

I don't get any results trying to Google it, which I find rather touching. Plainly he didn't go around boasting about it. Let's have a him as a representative and symbol of all the other modest and unassuming chaps who were there as well.

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