Following his long military training, Bernard became a GI in the Military Intelligence Service, 2nd US Infantry Division, and landed on the infamous Omaha Beach in June 1944. He took part in the liberation of Normandy, Brittany and the Ardennes, before becoming a member of the CIC, the American counter-espionage service, and was finally demobilised in 1946.
This extraordinary story of the 'GI from the Place des Vosges', is told here by his granddaughter, Caroline Jolivet.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Frenchie in New York 1
Chapter 2 Basic Training 31
Chapter 3 Camp Ritchie: Military Intelligence Service 40
Chapter 4 The Landing 57
Chapter 5 The Battle of Normandy 66
Chapter 6 The Atlantic Pocket of Brest 94
Chapter 7 The Ardennes 114
Chapter 8 Paris: Counter Intelligence Corps 119
Chapter 9 Back to Civilian Life 132
Chapter 10 Never Again 137