Schooner Days DCXLIV (644)

Invasion fleet 878 years before "D" day, June 10, 1944

In this issue the author writes of the four successful invasion crossings of the English Channel in two thousand years — Julius Caesar’s, William the Conqueror’s, Henry V’s and Winston Churchill’s. The comparison between events depicted in the Bayeux tapestry and those of June 1944 are intriguing, particularly as Snider wrote this just four days after the first troops landed on the Normandy beeches.


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