Bayeux 1944

Au milieu des très durs combats de la Bataille de Normandie, Bayeux et le secteur Gold Beach ont été souvent oubliés par les travaux historiques. Le secteur de Tilly-sur-Seulles avait déjà fait l'objet d'un gros ouvrage, déjà épuisé. Bayeux méritait ce document qui présente beaucoup d'informations et de photos inédites.
Publication date:
August 2016
Publisher :
Format Available     Quantity Price
ISBN : 9782840484028

Dimensions : 210 X 297 mm
This book is temporarily out of stock.


Among the areas of hard fighting during the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux and the Gold Beach sector have frequently been forgotten by historians. The sector of Tilly-sur-Seulles has already been made the subject of a great deal of research. Bayeux merited this book's research, which presents a great deal of new information and never-before-seen photos. We follow, hour-by-hour, the arrival of British troops in Bayeux on 7 June, Lieutenant Schumann's speech on the 8th, and General de Gaulle's on the 14th, which created Bayeux capital of Free France. Here are presented remarkable photos of daily life, from the 5th to the 14th of July, the creation of a bypass around the preserved city as it transitioned to being a city-hospital, welcoming refugees in the middle of a damaged region where hell reigned for the civilian population.