D-Day - 75 Stories: James Hampshire's letter
19 year old Sapper James Hampshire landed at ‘H-Hour’ on D-Day on 6 June 1944
Amongst all the kit which Jim was carrying as he invaded France in an A.V.R.E. bunker busting tank, was a simple tool which has given him a voice, nearly 75 years after he died, on 18th June 1944.
That tool was a pencil.
Reading Jim’s words from the actual letter which he wrote to his Mum on 7 June 1944, hours after landing on D-Day, is Jim’s nephew, Will Todd.
The ‘22,442 Sacrifice for Freedom Campaign’ is raising funds to complete the monument to those who died on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy. You can donate to the campaign by visiting this link.
Your support and generosity is very much appreciated.