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Hi Ben. Just a note that the archive for No. 929 has a bad link. I think its because the link presently is to "/9289.htm" rather than "/929.htm".
I was trying to find the recent Mail Call where the address to order Odyssey was noted. Been meaning to order a copy. I think it was 931 or 932. I'll get it when they are posted in the archive.
Have a great reunion.
Best wishes to all,
**********We will take care of the archives this weekend-Ben
Thank you Mr. Hensleigh for your detailed
about the battle at St. Cezaire. I had already read the
517th history and what it says about the attack, but
each individual remembers specific details, so it is
interesting and revealing to get as many points of
view as possible.
What I regularly do with local civilians and veterans
from the southern France campaigne is have
conversations with them, and record what they say, and
then write that down, so that people in the future
will be able to hear an other version of what occurred
either then the official history.
I have only been to St. Cezaire twice though, to do a
bit of reconnaissance, and I haven't done any taping
there yet. I did speak to several people though. They
remembered that a civilian woman was killed by a piece
of shrapnel to the neck as she was hanging up her
laundry. One person told me a dead German was lying in
a wheel barrel (probably used as a makeshift
stretcher). One elderly man remembered that several of
his friends and a German deserter were all killed in
the explosion of a mine the day after the liberation,
as they were de-mining a field.
The inhabitants of St. Cezaire themselves didn't tell me
much about the 517 troopers, but civilians in other
places the 517 went thru said that the paratroopers
were completely wild, all huge, and that the Germans
were afraid to put up any opposition to them. Several
were also under the impression that "they were all
guys liberated from Alcatraz". I heard a couple of
stories of Hawaiian troopers liking to use their knifes
Anyways, thanks again for your reply, and when I will
have written down taped accounts about the 517th, I
will forward them to Ben.
Unfortunately, I study in Croatia, and am rarely back
in France, so I cant spend as much time as I would
like to recording the local history...
I would like to thank all the troopers who replied
my enquiry about St. Cezaire. If anyone either than
Gene Brissey have any recollections about La Roquette,
they would also be welcome.