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- BBC Scotland
- People in story:
- Bob Hutchison
- Location of story:
- Taunton, Somerset
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- Contributed on:
- 16 August 2005
This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Allan Price on behalf of Bob Hutchison and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.
I remember on the run up to D-Day I saw the American soldiers trasporting all their gear down the coast. There were tanks and jeeps and loads of other vehicles and equipment being moved down for the invasion.
I remember thinking that they all seemed very brave, they were all a long way from home. We all liked the Americans because they were always very generous with sweets, which they gave out to kids.
One other thing I remember is all the packing cases. They were huge wooden boxes used of transporting goods. When the Americans were finished with them the just burned them. There were a lot of local people who were very annoyed, because we could have used them!
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