WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944- LAUNCH OF INVASION- “Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s headquarters introduced at present that Allied troops started touchdown on the northern coast of France this morning with sturdy assist from naval and air forces. “ That is a part of what The Gazette and Bulletin reported on June 6, 1944, in a four-page invasion further.
Common Eisenhower introduced that he made the announcement at three:32 a.m.
Williamsport Mayor Leo C. Williamson known as the heads of his ‘D-Day Committee’ at four am to unfold the information that the invasion had begun.
He additionally famous within the newspaper- “The conflict staff redouble their efforts.”
“All faculties shut.”
“Apart from pharmacies and grocery shops, all of the others maintain their doorways closed throughout the day.”
“Public places of work is not going to open.”
“The Catholic church buildings will have a good time Plenty on the common hours and can stay open till the tolling of the angelus at 6 o’clock tonight.”
“Protestant church buildings can be open to the general public and a number of other of the person ministers have deliberate particular companies.”
“Some church buildings and factories rang their bells and whistles at 6 am, in accordance with pre-invasion preparations.”