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In times of great crisis, people generally show either great ingenuity
or self-reliance; others do incredibly strange or stupid things. Do
you remember any examples of either?

Do you know of anybody else who landed within the 24 hours (midnight
5 June to midnight 6 June) either as infantry, glider or airborne troops,
whom we should write to?
My next door neighbor was in the
5 Bn. East Yorks who were in 69 Bde of 50 Div. He is now
in the 1 Bn Worc. Regt who are in Jamaica at present.
L/Cpl Widdett G.
1 Worc Regt.
Up Park Camp
Jamaica [?O.W.I. ?]

What do you do now?
I am Chief Clerk in a R.E. Stores Unit. in Jamaica.
Still in the Army although I was demobbed in 1946, I returned to the
Army in 1950.

Please let us have this questionnaire as soon as possible, so that we
can include your experiences in the book. We hope that you will continue
your story on separate sheets if we have not left sufficient room. Full
acknowledgement will be given in a chapter called "Where They Are Now."

Cornelius Ryan
Joan O. Isaacs
The Reader's Digest

Notes and Questions

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Assistance appreciated with some of the military unit and rank references.


The author was using several abbreviations: Bn.=battalion, Bde.=Brigade, L/Cpl=Lance Corporal, East Yorks=East Yorkshire Regiment, Worct. Regt=Worcestershire Regiment


Thank you