Lucien – Before Endeavours Fade
After four long years of war they came, suddenly, out of the night sky. Just after midnight on the 6th June Lucien Hasley’s parents sat at their kitchen table, flashes from exploding antiaircraft shells lighting up their home as waves of American C47 aircraft passed just 500 feet above them.
Over the next two hours almost 13000 US paratroopers would fall from the sky, the vanguard of the greatest invasion in history. The liberation of Europe had begun.