Author: Lawrence Cortesi
D-Day Minus One
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Size: 26.6 MB
By late May of 1944, Paris, France was enjoying warm, spring weather. Residents moved about the city in shirt sleeves, traffic became heavier, the countless gardens had sprouted an array of colorful flowers, and trees were in full green foliage. But there was an ominous atmosphere hanging over Gay Paree. The vitality of its citizens, in evidence despite German occupation, had not heightened as was usual with the onset of warm weather. Small and large groups of Parisians huddled in dark cellars, closed apartments, and dark crannies, where they discussed the same subject: the coming Allied invasion of the continent.