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France Under Siege!

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By William Mills

 

The last Saturday in July sees fetes and garden parties on both sides of the Channel.

But in Fecamp, a small fishing port in Normandy some 70 miles south of Brighton, while the locals strolled along the promenade and made merry their army stood guard.

 

image of French security wait in the background
French security waiting in the background

 

 France Under Siege

 

One can only wonder whether the French Government are trying to cover every social event in their country with armed soldiers in case of a terrorist attack?

 

 

image of French security waiting in the background
French security waiting in the background

 

 

image of French security waiting in the background
French security waiting in the background

 

 

Yet the harbour at this time of year has numerous craft coming and going.

 

 

image of A RIB full of people comes into the harbour
A RIB full of people comes into the harbour

 

 

During WWII the Allied Chiefs of Staff said the Channel ports were so heavily defended that they were impossible to attack. Not any more it seems.

 

image of German fortifications built during WWII
German fortifications built during WWII

 

Back in the UK are our Police going to make to same effort as the French to keep us safe?

 

 

 

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