Story 23: James Hampshire's letter
Nineteen-year-old Sapper James Hampshire landed at ‘H-Hour’ on D-Day on 6th 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 7th June 1944, hours after landing on D-Day, is Jim’s nephew, Will Todd.