Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May

28

1944

Portland air raid threatens invasion fleet

Landing Craft Infantry (Large) massed at Bizerte, Tunisia, 6 July 1943 while loading troops for the invasion of Sicily. Similar scenes were now common on the south coast of England.

A net was immediately thrown over the locality and a search made. The missing men were found in a beer house, which was immediately closed, and customers, proprietors, and deserters were thrown into jail, likewise a woman talking through the wire to her husband.