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German occupation - artillery practice

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GORDON HOTTON, Jack Ferbrache and his brother
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05 May 2005

I remember people passing our house at 9 and 10 o’clock at night, from Pleinmont. The Germans had told them to evacuate, as they were going to practice shooting, I’m not sure from where. My parents invited them in and they stayed the night. Their ceilings came down, that was at Le Refuge, Gallienne, Jack Ferbrache and his brother. One of the shells hit Torteval Methodist church, I remember going the following day. The top of the gable and the pinnacle had been blown off, and there was so much dust on the table you could write your name on it. A shell fell on Mr Norman’s greenhouse, at Le Belle.

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