Biarritz, France
St. Andrew’s English Church
25 Biarritz, France - shards

“A warning raid on the resort town of Biarritz on 28 April 1943 was meant to threaten any move to fascist Spain and an alliance with Hitler, but resulted in the immolation of seven English airmen. Their carbonized bodies were carefully buried in the cemetery, and I laid a wreath there on Armistice Day in 1995.

“The beautiful church of St. Andrew suffered major damage then. The Army University was temporarily set up there to further the education of soldiers who had to wait transportation home at war’s end. They could not use this church, but used the Casino Theater instead.”

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