Message to the French Resistance

Message to the French Resistance (HM169R)

Location: Courseulles-sur-Mer, Lower Normandy 14470 Calvados
Country: France
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N 49° 20.245', W 0° 27.634'

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La chanson d'automne - Fall Song

Les sanglots longsDes violonsDe l'automneBlessent mon coeurD'une langueurMonotone.Extraits de "La chanson d'automne", po?me de Paul VerlaineLa premi?re partie fut radiodiffus?e sur la BBC dans la nuit du 1er au 2 juin 1944 pour annoncer l'?ventualit? d'un d?barguement alli? en France.Le seconde partie fut radiodiffus?e dans le soir?e du 5 juin 1944. Elle confirmait, aupr de La Ristance, l'imminence de D?barquement.

[English translation:]
The long sobs
of the violins
of Autumn

Wound my heart
with a monotonous
Excerpts from "The Fall Song" poem by Paul VerlaineThe first part was broadcast on the BBC on the night of 1 to 2 June 1944 to announce the possibility of the allied landing in France.The second part was broadcast in the evening of 5 June 1944. It confirmed, to the Resistance, the imminent landing.

HM NumberHM169R
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 684473 N 5468067
Decimal Degrees49.33741667, -0.46056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 20.245', W 0° 27.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 20' 14.70" N, 0° 27' 38.04" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Quai des Frères Labreques, Courseulles-sur-Mer Lower Normandy 14470, FR
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