Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne… June 6, 1944

Here are more pictures in Earl Silver’s old war album…

going over

Going over

Going over the side

Watch you step…

Q boat with troops

Q-boat

Wayne Silver 301

Come on… There’s still room.


going over on D-Day

C-47 Skytrains with paratroopers

Come back tomorrow… We are going back to September 20, 1943, in the North Atlantic…

Yesterday afternoon, I received Jim L’Esperance’s documents…

Here a preview of what he sent me…

Sailor Jim L'Esperance

Jim L’Esperance

On June 6, 1944, Jim was a prisoner of war in Germany. I wonder when he got the news of the D-Day landings…

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One thought on “Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne… June 6, 1944

  1. Pierre,

    I noticed at the bottom below one of the pictures you said Jim L’Esperance remained a prisoner of war until the war ended.

    That is incorrect he escaped with another Canadian prisoner when the Germans were moving the prisoners out of the camp he was a prisoner in. I also recall him telling me two other prisoners also escaped and were caught hiding. They were caught and taken outside their hidding place and shot.

    I think he said they were Norwegians.

    Jim L’Esperance Jr.

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