Marcel.P 6 June 1944

My paternal grandfather was studying medicine in Caen on landing.
He lived in the city center, Jail street right next to the castle walls.
On the morning of 6 June, it goes up on the roof where he hears and sees off the shooting of the Allied navy, Then the bombing of the & rsquo; Allied aircraft… C & rsquo; is landing… He decides to go with two suitcases…

Here is his course :

– The “traced back” to the botanical garden in Caen.

Garden plants destroyed 1944 after bombing (Col. Please.)

 

– Then he left for Maltot (southwest of Caen) and retrieves a wheelbarrow…

Village Maltot after fighting.

– Then Esquay-Notre-Dame where there is not, because seeing the & rsquo; & rsquo installation; d & rsquo a battery; German artillery, he prefers from : Indeed the village (cote 112) will undergo heavy fighting, the village was totally destroyed…

Esquay Notre Dame – Cote 112
Esquay-Notre-Dame

 

– then Evrecy.

Evrecy

The 15 June during the night, At about three o'clock in the morning, Allied bombs rained down on the town of Evrecy. In twenty minutes, the village is razed : 130 deaths 400 inhabitants !


– He returned to Caen to get his album, the streets are deserted and in ruins…

Gaol street – Caen- 1944

It will take several days to reach the Paris region, Sartrouville, where his parents live…

During his journey, he meets some fighters, including the Canadian.
L & rsquo; a two, he woman are canif… Here aujourd & rsquo; hui :

He currently lives in Paris soon 98 years…

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