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“Allied artillery, providing a grim background, hammered the enemy” While Celebrating the Liberation of Bayeux with Wine


An 'alcoholic' welcome for the liberators of Avranches.  Image from http://www.normandiememoire.com/

An ‘alcoholic’ welcome for the liberators. Image from http://www.normandiememoire.com/

 

Countless toasts were drunk to the ‘Entente Cordiale.’ Those pessimists who thought all the wines of France would be drunk by the Germans so that none would be left for us are wrong.  I know.  Everywhere the overjoyed people brought out choice red and white vintages that they hidden in their cellars, drinking the toast, ‘Long live the Allies, death to the Boches.’ [1]


[1] BAYEUX ECSTATIC AS ALLIES ARRIVE: ‘ We Knew You’d Come,’ French Cry … By RICHARD D. McMILLAN United Press Correspondent, New York Times (1923-Current file); Jun 9, 1944; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2010) pg. 1

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