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cookie47

Nearly forgot ..My father drove an ammunition truck D,day +4.

Thanks to all involved..

 

 

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Ozepete
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What the Brits put up with yet won in the end, was amazing.    Thanks to your father and all involved. 

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to_dave007
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@cookie47 if your father drove that ammunition truck off of Sword Beach at D+4, he would not have been far from this.

This Mark Felton guy amazes me with each of his efforts.

My dad was back in Surrey, still too young to enlist.  Earlier in the war he caused some disruption in Reigate when his collection of smallish munitions that had fallen from the sky was discovered.

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SkyMan

Largest surprise attack ever.  Amazing bravery.  Thanks to all involved.

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Salty Dog

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SkyMan
5 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

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I met a couple of DDay paratroopers at a Vets Day celebration in Ohio once.  They said they got spread out all over and it took a lot longer for them to regroup than was planned.  One of their group got hung up on a church steeple the Germans spent a lot of time shooting him which allowed others to get to safety.

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lamoe

Lost an uncle and cousin that day.

 

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liquido
14 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

I met a couple of DDay paratroopers at a Vets Day celebration in Ohio once.  They said they got spread out all over and it took a lot longer for them to regroup than was planned.  One of their group got hung up on a church steeple the Germans spent a lot of time shooting him which allowed others to get to safety.

I remember that gruesome scene from The Longest Day....

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cookie47
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My biggest sadness in life is I didn't talk to him or vis verser and don't know which Beach ,,,I can remember he would be sitting staring out of the kitchen window for hours.
I'd say to my mum ,,what's the matter with dad. Mum would say ,,shhhh "It's the war"

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Salty Dog

My dad had just turned 13 years old a few weeks before D-Day.

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to_dave007
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A bit late, but here is a another story about the D-Day landings that I had never heard..  by Mark Felton again.  The Canadian ship Haida is now a floating museum not 10km from where I stay when I am back in Canada.

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