Tag Archives: Le Havre
Le Havre, Winter 1944-45. A report by H. Holbek, a Swedish Quaker visitor to Le Havre, described popular feelings there in November 1944. ‘One notices a sense of bitterness towards the British, a profound chagrin and disappointment, in Le Havre. … Continue reading
Three postcards of the port of Le Havre after the raids of September 1944 Courtesy of Archives Municipales du Havre (Collection Fernez). Tous droits réservés.
How it was: two postcards of the Bassin du Commerce in pre-war Le Havre, with the theatre at the western end. (Tous droits réservés)
On 5 September 1944, 335 aircraft from RAF Bomber Command dropped 1,882 tons of bombs on the centre of Le Havre, aiming at a ‘troop concentration’ that was not there. Routine reconnaissance photos recorded the raid. ‘TI’s’ are Target Indicators. … Continue reading