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       D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, p.63

           Antony Beevor
 

  p. 16 ‘As I understand it . . .’, Prime Minister to President, 23 February, in answer to telegram No. 457, TNA PREM 3/472

  ‘an insurrectional government’, quoted in Jean Lacouture, De Gaulle, New York, 1990, p. 511

  De Gaulle and Waterloo, Robert and Isabelle Tombs, That Sweet Enemy, London, 2006, p. 569

  ‘You might do him a great deal . . .’, Prime Minister to President, 20 April, TNA PREM 3/472

  p. 17 ‘I am unable at this time,’ 13 May, TNA PREM 3/472

  Eisenhower and CFNL, PDDE, p. 1592

  ‘acute embarrassment’, SCAF 24, 11 May, TNA PREM 3/345/1

  ‘a working arrangement’, Prime Minister to President, 12 May, TNA PREM 3/472

  Joan of Arc mass, 14 May, SHD-DAT 11 P 218

  p. 18 ‘Thanks to jokes . . .’, quoted in Max Hastings, Overlord, London, 1984, p. 69

  ‘all the faults . . .’, Prime Minister to President, 26 May, TNA PREM 3/472

  ‘the interest of security . . .’, 13 May, TNA PREM 3/472

  ‘This did not endear . . .’, M. R. D. Foot, SOE in France, London, 1966, p. 241

  ‘C’ to Prime Minister, TNA PREM 3/ 345/1

  p. 19 ‘Above all...’, Duff Cooper diary, 2 June, John Julius Norwich (ed.), The Duff Cooper Diaries, London, 2005, p. 306

  ‘My dear General de Gaulle . . .’, TNA PREM 3/345/11

  ‘absolutely unrecognized . . .’, Charles de Gaulle, Mémoires de Guerre, Vol. II, Paris, 1959, pp. 223-4

  p. 20 ‘We are going to liberate . . .’ and ‘To de Gaulle, who never accepted defeat’, quoted in Lacouture, pp. 522

  ‘wished to suggest . . .’, Bedell Smith to Churchill, 5 June, TNA PREM 3/339/6 p. 21 ‘Gentlemen, since I presented . . .’, J. M. Stagg, Forecast for Overlord, London, 1971, p. 113

  p. 22 ‘He always gets a lift . . .’, Butcher, p. 482

  cut-throat razors, Pfc Carl Cartledge, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, WWII VS

  ‘to crawl through . . .’, William True, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 23 the paratrooper winning $2,500, Arthur B. ‘Dutch’ Schultz, C Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 24 ‘There was a great feeling . . .’, Parker A. Alford, 26th Field Artillery, 9th Infantry Division, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘he also said . . .’, Don Malarkey, E Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Men, what you’re going . . .’, Edward C. Boccafogli, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Look to the right of you . . .’, Major General S. H. Matheson, Regimental Adjutant of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 25 ‘übelste Untermenschentum amerikanischer Slums’, BA-MA RW 2/v.44, quoted in Peter Lieb, Konventioneller Krieg oder Weltanschauungskrieg? , Munich, 2007, p. 132

  ‘one for pain . . .’, Pfc Carl Cartledge, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, WWII VS

  p. 26 ‘He was standing there . . .’, Edward C. Boccafogli, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘informality and friendliness with troopers’, Butcher, p. 485

  ‘What’syour name,soldier? . . .’,Sherman Oyler, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC p. 27 ‘We were surprised as dickens . . .’, Edward J. Jeziorski, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 28 ‘One trooper asked . . .’, Tomaso William Porcella, 3rd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Weaskyou . . .’,Prime Minister to Stalin, 14 April, TNA PREM 3/472

  p. 29 ‘One should not forget . . .’, Stalin to Prime Minister, TNA PREM 3/333/5

  ‘We have heard from other sources . . .’, Gusev diary, AVPRF 59a/7/p13/6, pp. 357-8

  p. 30 Vishinsky, AVPRF 06/6/p2/d22, p. 147

  ‘I have just returned . . .’, Prime Minister to Stalin, 5 June, TNA PREM 3/346

  3

  WATCH ON THE CHANNEL

  p. 31 ‘They are supposed . . .’, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  p. 32 Christmas boxes for the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Traudl Junge, Until the Final Hour, London, 2002, p. 79

  ‘just a bit of cheap bluff’, General der Infanterie Blumentritt, debriefing 6 August 1945, NA II 407/427/24231

  Rommel also wanting to abandon Italy, Generalleutnant Speidel, Chief of Staff Army Group B, FMS B-718-720

  p. 33 ‘not favourably received’, Shulman interview with Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt, October 1945, Milton Shulman, Defeat in the West, London, 1986, p. 107

  ‘We considered the repulse . . .’, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  ‘The face of the war . . .’, Leutnant Kurt Flume diary, 1 June 1944, BfZ-SS

  p. 35 ‘When the Government . . .’, Hans Speidel, We Defended Normandy, London, 1951, p. 88

  p. 36 ‘If he does not do . . .’, IfZ, NOKW- 546, quoted in Peter Lieb, Konventioneller Krieg oder Weltanschauungskrieg?, Munich, 2007, p. 121

  panzer army near Paris, Generaloberst Heinz Guderian, ETHINT 38

  Rommel and Allied air supremacy, General der Infanterie Blumentritt, debriefing 6 August 1945, NA II 407/427/24231

  identification of likely landing sites, General der Infanterie Blumentritt, debriefing 6 August 1945, NA II 407/427/ 24231

  p. 37 dummy minefields, Lieutenant Cyril Rand, 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, MdC TE 499

  ‘ear and stomach battalions’, Lieb, p. 106

  ‘it is really sad . . .’, Heinrich Böll, Briefe aus dem Krieg 1939-1945, Vol. II, Cologne, 2001, p. 918

  ‘No good replacements . . .’, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  p. 38 ‘apprehensive impression ...’, BA-MA RH 19 iv/129, 28.12.1943, quoted in Lieb, p. 123

  ‘Plutokratenstaaten Amerika und England’, IfZ, MA-1024, quoted in Lieb, p. 120

  ‘very different . . .’, Fernand Louvoy, MdC TE 38

  p. 39 ‘You will be liberated . . .’, Madame Richer, Bayeux, MdC TE 223

  ‘With this division . . .’, General-leutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  ‘could hardly understand . . .’, Generalleutnant Edgar Feuchtinger, FMS B-441

  p. 40 ‘He was of Spartan-like . . .’, Oberstleutnant Keil, FMS C-018

  ‘a conqueror’s paradise’, interview with General der Infanterie Blumentritt, February 1946, Shulman, p. 60

  ‘The enemy will certainly . . .’, Truppeningenieur, Stab/Pz.Pi.Btl.86, 9.Pz.Div., BfZ-SS

  p. 41 ‘They had done nothing . . .’, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  ‘King’s Own German Grenadiers’, Shulman interview with Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt, October 1945, Shulman, p. 110

  ‘the Canada Division’, Speidel, p. 98

  Bayeux Wehrmacht facilities, Franz Gockel, MdC TE 500 p. 42 ‘I have here . . .’, undated letter from Hauptfeldwebel Helmut Lichtenfels, Folder Newbold, Stefan, DDEL

  ‘I will behave . . .’, André Heintz diary, MdC TE 32 (1-4)

  ‘Don’t be too concerned . . .’, Unteroffizier Leopold L., 5.Kp./Pz.Rgt.3, 2.Pz.Div., BfZ-SS

  weather conditions, Admiral Friedrich Ruge, Admiral bei der Heeresgruppe B, FMS A-982; and Oberstleutnant Keil, FMS C-018

  p. 43 ‘Well, another false . . .’, Hubert Meyer, The 12th SS, Vol. I, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 2005, p. 87

  ‘Couriers and individual soldiers . . .’, Generalleutnant Mahlmann, 353rd Infantry-Division, FMS A-983; and Oberst Cordes, Alfred Weißkopf, AdM 2 J 695

  ‘made statements...’, Oberstleutnant Fritz Ziegelmann, 352nd Infantry Division, FMS B-021

  Alert Stage II, Generalleutnant Bodo Zimmermann, OB West, FMS B-308; and Admiral Friedrich Ruge, FMS B-282

  4

  SEALING OFF THE INVASION AREA
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  p. 45 SOE estimates of the Resistance, William Mackenzie, The Secret History of SOE, London, 2000, p. 602

  p. 46 ‘Plan Vert’ etc., SHD-DAT 13 P 33

  p. 47 Resistance in the Orne,ADdC9W4/2

  Resistance information gathering, André Heintz diary, MdC TE 32 (1-4)

  ‘nothing more than . . .’, First US Army headquarters, 10 March, NA II 407/427/ 24368/595

  p. 48 SAS and Jedburghs, M. R. D. Foot, SOE in France, London, 1966, pp. 400-407

  ‘We will undergo . . .’, Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein, Panzer Lehr Division, ETHINT 66

  ‘minimum diversions’, letter of 24 March from Air Marshal Arthur Harris to Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal, Chief of the Air Staff, HP, Folder H83

  p. 49 Harris and Spaatz, Tami Davis Biddle, ‘Bombing by the Square Yard: Sir Arthur Harris at War, 1942-1945’, International History Review, XXI, 3, September 1999, pp. 569-852

  ‘should be the main target’, TNA PREM 3/4727

  ‘However regrettable . . .’, TNA PREM 3/4727

  ‘The RAF was a house divided’, Colonel C. H. Bonesteel III, G-3 Plans, 12th Army Group, OCMH-FPP

  15,000 French killed and 19,000 injured, AN AJ 41/56

  ‘You must get control...’, Wing Commander Scarman, Tedder’s aide, OCMH-FPP

  Churchill’s inability to see, Marshal of the RAF Viscount Portal, OCMH-FPP

  p. 50 ‘God, no!’, Air Chief Marshal Sir James Robb, Chief of Staff (Air) to Eisenhower, OCMH-FPP

  ‘insolent little sphinx . . .’, anonymous, MdC TE 83

  signals to the Resistance in Normandy, SHD-DAT 13 P 33

  5

  THE AIRBORNE ASSAULT

  p. 51 ‘This is it’, David Howarth, Dawn of D-Day, London, 1959, p. 13

  p. 53 ‘Well, so far . . .’, Garry Johnson and Christopher Dunphie, Brightly Shone the Dawn, London, 1980, p. 36

  ‘Ham’ and ‘Jam’, Private Tappenden, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 54 Generalleutnant Joseph Reichert, 711th Infanterie-Division, FMS B-403

  p. 55 execution of paratroopers, Peter Lieb, Konventioneller Krieg oder Weltanschauungskrieg? , Munich, 2007, p. 173

  ‘Gentlemen, in spite of . . .’, Terry Copp, Fields of Fire, Toronto, 2003, p. 42

  p. 57 Saint-Pair, Neville Smith, 9th Battalion Parachute Regiment, MdC TE 134 192 of Otway’s men, Howarth, p. 61 ‘Shall we take . . .’, ibid., p. 56

  p. 58 Brigadier Hill’s account, Independent on Sunday, 6 June 2004

  ‘the means of mortal sin’, Mark Zuehlke, Juno Beach, Vancouver, 2005, p. 129

  p. 59 ‘The landing went . . .’, NA II 407/ 427/24170

  p. 60 ‘grossly overloaded . . .’, Legrand Johnson, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘by this time . . .’, Lieutenant John R. Blackburn, Sky Control, USS Quincy, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 61 ‘cocky, unruly characters . . .’, Roger L. Airgood, C-47 pilot, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘two islands named . . .’, Richard H. Denison, 437th Troop Carrier Group, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 62 evasive action against orders, NA II 407/427/24137

  ‘Often, a yellow . . .’, Lieutenant John R. Blackburn, Sky Control, USS Quincy, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 63 ‘Our plane never did slow . . .’, Major Leland A. Baker, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘US parachute troops landed . . .’, Obergefreiter Hans S., 9.Kp./Gren.Rgt.1058, 91.(LL.)Inf.Div., BfZ-SS

  ‘watermelons falling off . . .’, Sherman Oyler, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 64 ‘damn cricket’, Parker A. Alford, attached to 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 66 ‘I had put it there . . .’, John Fitzgerald, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  Map of the Cotentin, Captain R. H. Brown, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, NA II 407/427/24242

  ‘The Germans thought we were . . .’, Fred C. Patheiger, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Ou es Alamon?’, Chris Courneotes Kanaras, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  death of General Falley, Frank McKee, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 67 ‘Get to the drop zone . . .’, Chris Courneotes Kanaras, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘They didn’t come down to give us candies . . .’, Rainer Hartmetz, NWWIIM-EC p. 68 ‘nobody said a thing’, Ken Cordry, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘you didn’t dare trust him . . .’, Don Malarkey, E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘with their privates cut off . . .’, William Oatman, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘their bodies for bayonet practice’, Briand North Beaudin, Medical Officer, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘I asked him wherehe got . . .’, William M. Sawyer, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  German officer’s ring, Lieutenant Eugen Brierre, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 69 ‘Let’s go and find some Krauts to kill!’ and ‘These people had gone ape’, Sherman Oyler, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Never before in the annals . . .’, Parker A. Alford, attached to 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘They couldn’t talk . . .’, Rainer Hartmetz, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 70 ‘We threw him in the cart . . .’, Don Malarkey, E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘After a short march . . .’, ‘we could hear . . .’and ‘Weimmediatelytriedtoaidthe injured . . .’, John Fitzgerald, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 71 ‘The troop-carrying . . .’, Obergefreiter Hans S., 9.Kp./Gren.Rgt.1058, 91.(LL.) Inf.Div., BfZ-SS

  p. 72 ‘Upon landing, . . .’, Charles E. Skid-more Jr, 439th Troop Carrier Squadron, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘You’ve now seen . . .’, Pfc Carl Cartledge, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne, WWII VS

  p. 73 ‘I am more thankful . . .’, Leigh-Mallory, letter 7 June, quoted Carlo D’Este, Eisenhower, New York, 2002, p. 530

  6

  THE ARMADA CROSSES

  p. 74 Royal Navy in Operation Neptune, Naval Plan TNA ADM 1/16259

  ‘The Road to the Isles’, Piper Bill Millin, SWWEC T654/666

  ‘A-hunting We Will Go’, A. D. E. Curtis, R Force, SWWEC 2000.384

  ‘Marseillaise’, Dr Ian Campbell, RAMC, 2nd Field Dressing Station, SWWEC 2000.477

  ‘the traffic got thicker . . .’, Admiral G. B. Middleton, HMS Ramillies, letter 12 June, IWM 01/2/1

  p. 75 ‘a mixture of excitement . . .’, Edwin Bramall, ‘D-Day Plus One’, in More Tales from the Travellers, Oxford, 2005, p. 147

  memories of Dieppe, Rev. P. Symes, 4th County of London Yeomanry, SWWEC T563

  ‘as a last reminder’, Arthur Reddish, A Tank Soldier’s Story, privately published, undated, p. 21

  ‘The attempt to do . . .’, V Corps, NA II 407/427/24235

  p. 76 Operation Taxable and other diversions, TNA ADM 179/410

  p. 77 ‘Although attendance was . . .’, Ronald Seaborne, Royal Navy Forward Observer, 50th Division, NWWIIM-EC

  gambling on USS Samuel Chase, Oscar Rich, 5th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘All are tense . . .’, LofC ‘Even though huddled . . .’, Gardner Botsford, A Life of Privilege, Mostly, New York, 2003, p. 21

  ‘who was going to . . .’ and ‘My thoughts turned to . . .’, Everett P. Schultheis, 467th Anti-aircraft Artillery, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Anyone who has . . .’, Harold Baumgarten, Eyewitness on Omaha Beach, Jacksonville, Fla., 1994, p. 7

  ‘Don’t worry . . .’, K. G. Oakley, RN Beach Commando, Sword Beach, IWM 96/ 22/1

  p. 7
8 ‘approaching a great abyss . . .’, Cyrus C. Aydlett, USS Bayfield, NWWIIM-EC

  USS Shubrick, Edward T. Duffy, US Navy, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘dramatic announcement’, William F. Rellstab Jr, 388th Bomber Group, 562nd Squadron, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 79 ‘The preparations were staggering,’ Desmond Scott, Typhoon Pilot, London, 1982, p. 99

  Allied squadrons involved in D-Day operations, RAF-MoD

  p. 80 ‘to provide shelter . . .’, Weldon J. Allen, Pilot, 387th Bomb Group, diary, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘as much steak, pork . . .’, Theodore G. Aufort, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘wieners, beans . . .’, Sergeant Harry C. Bare, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘as if it were Nelson’s . . .’, Major George Young, Green Howards, SWWEC T2452

  ‘we might have been alongside . . .’, Ludovic Kennedy, SWWEC T320

  ‘skunk suits’, Vincent Schlotterbeck, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘nervously adjusting . . .’, Cyrus C. Aydlett, USS Bayfield, NWWIIM-EC

  p. 81 ‘We crept still further in . . .’, Lieutenant J. G. Pelly, IWM 91/15/1

  ‘Attention on deck! . . .’, John Raaen, 5th Ranger Battalion, NWWIIM-EC

  Seekommandant Normandie, Auszug aus dem Fernsprechmeldebuch der 352. I. D., Küstenverteidigungsabschnitt Bayeux, FMS B-388

  p. 82 duffel coats and cocoa, Jean-Louis Salmon, MdC TE 213

  ‘the whole horizon . . .’, Generalleutnant Joseph Reichert, 711th Infanterie-Division, FMS B-403

  smokescreen, Admiral G. B. Middleton, HMS Ramillies, letter 12 June, IWM 01/2/1

  p. 83 ‘The screen was literally . . .’, Anthony Drexel Duke, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘Get your damn helmet on’, Kenneth Romanski, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘During this half-hour . . .’, Major Dallas, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, NA II 407/427/24034

  p. 84 ‘Good hunting, Rangers!’, Lieutenant Francis W. Dawson, 5th Ranger Battalion, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘the loneliest time . . .’, Alfred F. Birra, 237th Engineers with 4th Infantry Division, Folder Birra, Alfred F., DDEL

  ‘That, sirs . . .’, John Raaen, 5th Ranger Battalion, NWWIIM-EC

  ‘The big guns . . .’, Ludovic Kennedy, SWWEC T320

 
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