Not a word one about the American contribution to Operation Overlord, which liberated France from Nazi Germany at the cost of thousands of American lives.
"I want to voice our deepest gratitude towards the air, land and sea forces of the United Kingdom," Hamlaoui Mekachera told a crowd assembled at the British cemetery in the northern town of Bayeux.
"At dawn on June 6, 25,000 children of Albion launched the assault on Gold" -- one of the five beaches where 155,000 Allied troops launched the drive to free Europe from Nazi occupation."Their courage, their valour, their greatness will never be forgotten. With their comrades-in-arms... these men carried the values of selflessness and sacrifice to their pinnacle," said Mekachera.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
France shrugs off America's D-Day vets
An item on expatica.com shows just how far down the road of anti-Americanism France has gone. During ceremonies marking the 62nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, French minister of veterans Hamlaoui Mekachera said: