Damage report St Leu D'Esserent

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Title

Damage report St Leu D'Esserent
Creil area dumps

Description

Signal message reports large concentration of craters, damage to entrance of caves and destruction of road rail in the area.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Christian
David Bloomfield

Rights

This content is property of the Leonard Cheshire Archive which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Format

One-page typewritten document

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Identifier

MCheshireGL72021-181210-070009

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Transcription

ST. LEU D’ESSERENT
VERY CLEAR AND LARGE SCALE PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW A HEAVY CONCENTRATION
OF CRATERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER OSIE.
THERE HAS BEEN A LARGE AREA OF SUBSIDENCE IN THE EARTH JUST S.W.
OF THE SOUTHERN ENTRANCE TO THE CAVES. THIS AREA IS ABOUT 160 YDS
X 120 YDS AND HAS PROBABLY BEEN CAUSED BY A DIRECT HIT FROM
A 1200 LB BOMB. THE ROAD AND RAILWAY TO THE EAST OF THE TUNNEL
ENTRANCE HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SEVERED BY CRATERS OVER A DISTANCE
OF 300 TO 400 YDS. THE LANDING QUAY ON THE WEST BANK OF THE OISE
DUE EAST OF THE SOUTHERN TUNNEL ENTRANCE HAS BEEN
COMPLETELY OBLITERATED BY DIRECT HITS. ON THE EAST BANK THE
CONCENTRATION OF CRATERS HAS BEEN VERY HEAVY INDEED. LARGE GANGS OF
PIOPLE [sic] ARE WORKING CLEARANCE OF ROAD AND RAILWAYS
VILLERS BOCAGE

THE WHOLE AREA IS A MASS OF CRATERS. ALL THE AREAS ARE STILL BLOCKED.

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Citation

“Damage report St Leu D'Esserent,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 14, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16630.

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