7 May 2014

7th May 1944: D-day preparations?

7 Sun. Cool, dull morning, sunny later but little warmth as wind is in the east. Many children called including Clifferd who has not been for a long time; he wants to hear the gramophone. To see what has been done to the damage at Lower Morden; it is practically all repaired save a crater in a field. Along rail path in evening, saw two trains* going down full of paratroops. Doris stayed the night.

*Note: we now know that D-day was 6th June 1944. I can't help thinking that Fred's sightings of this train and a troop train a few days before was part of the lead-up to the Allies' invasion of Europe.

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