Unnecessary civilian casualties

An episode from the series FRANCE UNDER THE ALLIES BOMBS

Format: HD
Duration: 52’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide


Three months after D-Day, on a morning of September 1944, people of Normandy woke up in shock.

Despite the German offer to evacuate civilians, Le Havre and its inhabitants had been crushed under British bombs in the deadliest air strike conducted over France during World War II. The Germans were spared while the city lost 2,000 people on that fateful morning.

Did the Allied Forces really needed to level a city they came to liberate?