Armour at Normandy – Veteran Tanker Recalls D-Day and the Battle for the Bocage (LISTEN)

The maze of dense hedgerows in Normany's Bocage country slowed the Allied advance in the days after D-Day. One tanker remembers the murderous fighting that took place there.

The labyrinth of dense hedgerows in Normandy’s Bocage country slowed the Allied advance in the days after D-Day. One tanker remembers the murderous fighting that took place there. (Image source: WikiCommons)

“If somebody says they weren’t afraid, they weren’t there.”

SERGEANT JACK LLOYD of the U.S. Army wasn’t among the first ashore on D-Day — the Allied spearhead had already pushed inland by the time his tank rolled off the landing craft into the surf at Omaha Beach. Yet he’d never forget the grim spectacle that greeted him and his comrades on the wind-swept seashore of France that day. And what he saw was just a foreshadowing of the hell that lay ahead. In this latest podcast from our friends at AudioBurst.com, a 94-year-old World War Two veteran recounts the hard and bloody fight for the hedgerows of Normandy’s infamous Bocage country. LISTEN.

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