RARE WWII British D-Day Normandy Bayeux France Liberation Flag Omaha Gold Beach
RARE WWII British D-Day Normandy Bayeux France Liberation Flag Omaha Gold Beach:
Comes with C.O.A.This incredibly rare British Union Jack WWII D-Day Normandy ‘Liberation Flag’ comes from an estate located in the French city of Bayeux (located between Omaha Beach and Gold Beach). Bayeux is the first city of this size to pass under allied control during the Battle of Normandy, intact moreover. When the Allies set foot in Normandy, the commune of Bayeux must be under control on the evening of June 6, in order to secure the national road 13 that connects Caen with Cherbourg. But the difficulties encountered during the landing phase lead to multiple delays in the initial schedules; The 56th Independent Brigade, temporarily attached to the 50th Infantry Division, arrived at the northern edge of Bayeux at the end of the day on D-Day. The 2nd Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment set up an interdiction in front of the city and sent patrols that inform about the adverse device: the latter manage to infiltrate in the north-east of Bayeux and then join their lines.In anticipation of the Allied landing, many citizens in France secretly made Allied “Liberation Flags”. Their make-do attributes are nearly limitless. A lack of specific knowledge about the Flag itself, a lack of time, and a lack of suitable materials in an utterly devastated region, combine to result in a collection of Flags where nearly every example is unique and rare. French civilians caught making liberation Flags during the German occupation were executed immediately. What makes this liberation Flag very unique is the canvas material that it is painted on. This Flag is single-sided, however, they showed the other side with the bleeding on the paint and thin canvas material. Unlike some liberation Flags made out of cloth and hands-on, we believe that this Flag was pinned or hung from a window ledge, wall, etc. rather than blown around or waved in the wind. Imagine the D-Day soldiers just landed on the beaches of Omaha entering Bayeux and seeing this liberation Flag from a window.