Thursday, May 8, 2014

May

8

May 1944

21st Panzer Division prepares for war in Normandy

In addition, minefields were laid wherever airborne landings might be expected. We were somewhat concerned that the civilian population could move about freely. We even had to leave passages open in the minefields, so that the peasants could go about their business. Evacuation was not considered. Why should it be? We didn’t know, after all, where a landing might take place.