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D-Day 75: A Veteran’s Graphic Account Of Seeing His Comrades Die In Mortar Fire

D-Day 75: A Veteran’s Graphic Account Of Seeing His Comrades Die In Mortar Fire

The devastating moment mortar fire hit a line of troops – killing three soldiers on the battlefields of Normandy - is described in a veteran’s haunting memoir of D-Day in an account that paints a vivid picture of the reality of the historic assault.

British Army veteran William Glen, who was then aged just 24, told how he was wounded when mortars hit, blasting him off the ground, while an 18-year-old comrade was ‘blown across a road’ and killed, as lines of British soldiers marched single file through the French countryside.

Three of his comrades died after their legs were blown off when a mortar hit – a memory that still lives with him vividly today, 75 years later.

Another of his companions lay dying next to him.

As the nation marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, Forces Network re-visits Corporal Glen’s account of how he narrowly survived the attack that killed his comrades – before he even encountered any German troops.

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