Dec., 1943 – Germany living in fear of Allied invasion

Daniel Bishop, St. Louis Star Times

It was no secret, in the winter of ’43 and ’44 that a massive, all-out Allied invasion of France was coming. The only surprise elements were exactly when the Allied forces would cross the English Channel, and where they would strike.  The invasion build-up was enormous and all southern England was becoming one huge military encampment. Ports were filling with transport ships; airfields were becoming packed with fighters and bombers; the pleasant English countryside was cluttered with tanks, trucks and jeeps; urban areas were jammed with billeted troops.

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