They do not want a large, commercialised theme park. They want a quiet, simple dignified memorial, respectful of the memory of their fallen comrades and a genuine place of pilgrimage. That is what Madame Gondree-Pritchett's parents wanted, it is what she equally wants and what the British veterans want. The French authorities know and respect these views.
This remarkable woman (of Anglo-French citizenship) is an honoured guest of veterans' organisations throughout Britain.
I write as one of those veterans, in full knowledge of the weight of numbers and personalities behind the cause which we share with Madame Gondree-Pritchett. The great need is for her supporters to make their voices heard, loud and clear, without delay, to ensure that right prevails.