I had to be inventive in responding to this week's prompt, as all my snow photographs date from the 1970's and no-one in my family has ever taken part in winter sports.
But I had two snowy photographs in my father's collection, recalling his time in Luxembourg in 1944. So, here is his wartime winter tale, told in his own words.
Dad served in the RAF Codes & Ciphers Branch and was indoctrinated into the mysteries of Enigma and the One-Time Pad code, with training at Bletchley Park and Whitehall. London. He then became part of the Special Liaison Unit, a team of analysts formed by Frederick Winterbotham to scan, digest, and file the messages, with channels established for forwarding key messages to the appropriate field commands.
After training, Dad was seconded to General Bradley’s US 12th Army Group HQ. He landed at Omaha beach just after D-Day and advanced via St. Mere Eglise, Avranches, Versailles, Paris, Verdun and Luxembourg through to Wiesbaden in Germany.
|A picturesque scene of Luxembourg, found in Dad's album.|
|Two more photographs below from the same album||.|
His story continues......
A Meal of five Boiled Sweets