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We worked all that night, all the next day (D-Day} and through most of the next night. Again I marveled at the fortitude and stamina of my British companions. They kept going until they were hollow-eyed, bristling with beards, hoarse and unable to stand erectly. But they never lost their concentration on the mission to be accomplished or their ability to make sound decisions. From what I learned later from observers like Captain Ellsberg, the Americans involved in that frenetic activity also performed admirably.
He was walking back and forth on the stem of the barge and sweating profusely. The sergeant decided to cheer him up a bit and called over to tell him that there was no cause for alarm because even if the barge suffered a direct hit they could jump into the water and swim ashore. " He strode to one of the Red Cross trucks and opened the back doors. The truck was packed with incendiary bombs. The sergeant said that the doctor then sat down and he (the sergeant) took to pacing the deck. Back in England I learned that several of the second wave of phoenix tows had been attacked by E-boats out of Le Havre and sunk.
It was not until 1955 that the British government announced that a tunnel was no longer a threat to the country's security. Fig. 2 Col. Beaumont's original tunnel boring machine, 1881 (photograph reproduced by permission, from Le Tunnel sous la Manche by Bertrand Lemoine, Le Moniteur, Paris, 1994) 56 Andre Benard [Ch. 3 Fig. , 1994) Once again, plans and schemes for a tunnel began. They culminated in an Anglo-French Treaty which allowed preparations for a tunnel to· begin in 1974 backed by private and public finance.