5th June 23.15 GMT

 

Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur
Monotone.

 

(This excerpt from a poem by Paul Verlaine formed a coded message broadcast to the French resistance by Radio Londres, 5th June 1944 at 23.15 GMT informing them that the Allied invasion of France was imminent. Preceded by extensive airborne operations, the landings on the beaches of Normandy began on the morning of 6th June 1944.)

 

 

 

 

One Response to “5th June 23.15 GMT”

  1. I think you can now safely disclose the entire message without jeopardising the operations! Les sanglots longs des violons de l’automne…

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