|DRAMATIC NIGHT OF 5th TO 6th OF JUNE 1944|
The sky seems mad … it is illuminated...
Some squadrons of planes are roaring above,
Some bombs, some shells, detonations shake the house
The machine-guns never stop...
No more lights, camouflage.....
Hidden under the blankets, I can’t sleep
I say : "Mummy, I am afraid, very much afraid "
We are all very much afraid.
And minute after minute
The deafening noises come nearer and nearer...
"O Jesus, I pray, do protect us, we are going to die "
We think that many people are dead ...
Are they our allies who are coming to help us ?...
A few minutes of respite . . . and it starts again ...
The walls are shaking...we go out of bed in haste
Huddled together in the staircase
We are praying constantly and we say:
Liberator friends we are waiting for you!!
Do come quickly, very quickly,
The enemies are fierce.
O “Brothers of America " be blessed !!
The night of terror, the night of anguish, this unforgettable night
Is over, and our freedom is restored!!!!
By Juliette Bieult
(a citizen of Ste. Mere Eglise, Normandy, France)