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'Cockleshell Hero' reflects

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    But not actually a participant on the raid itself-
    "Norman Colley, talks about the 'Cockleshell' raid of 1942 which was launched from a British submarine off the Gironde Estuary, France, to destroy enemy shipping in the Bordeaux harbour.
    Ten commandos canoed behind enemy lines in 1942 to blow up ships in occupied France but only two men survived.
    Due to an injury Norman Colley couldn't go on the mission but was on HMS Tuna when the canoeists left.
    The first proper memorial to the commandos is being unveiled in France."
    BBC News - 'Cockleshell hero' reflects on WWII mission
     
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  2. Hilts

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    Brave Men all!
     
  3. Spitfire_XIV

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    I agree and I am finally glad they are commemorating these brave men.
     

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