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D-Day plus 70: A World War II veteran looks back

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In 1944, US Army Signal Corps Cpl. Herbert F. Geller was serving as a radio repairman attached to the Eighth Army Air Force in Burtonwood, England. This is his reminiscence of D-Day. D-Day, the Allied invasion of France was no military secret in England before the real D-Day. We all heard on the radio and read in the British and American newspapers that a huge Allied invasion being organized in England was going to take place in June 1944. How could anyone in England not know that this was going to happen very soon? Anyone driving on M-1, the main highway through central England to the Channel, could see that one lane of the highway was blocked by hundreds or…

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