Archive for Chanson D’Automne

5th June 23.15 GMT

Posted in Literature, The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , on June 6, 2019 by telescoper

 

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.)