7/08/2014

A paratrooper's letter

'By the time this letter reaches you, you will be aware that my postal address has changed ...'


This letter is on display at the exhibition The 100 Objects of the Battle of Normandy, hosted until 31 December by the Caen Memorial. Alec Ellis Flexer, Lance Corporal of 'C' Company, the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, wrote it to his family on what he thought was the eve of his jump into Normandy. As a matter of fact, D-Day was postponed for 24 hours ... 
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