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    Default This happened 75 years ago.

    The D Day rehersal that cost 800 lives.
    Click on html to read about the disaster.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-27185893

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    Default Re: This happened 75 years ago.

    Very interesting Fouro,

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    Keith.
    "Our veterans did not forget about us .... Let's not forget about them." From Michael Levesque

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    Default Re: This happened 75 years ago.

    No doubt there are many more such stories of events during the war that did not go as planned.

    Maybe one day we may find out about them, but embarasment may prevent such for a few more years yet.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    It's the lesser-known D-Day, one launched two months after the Normandy landings on the other side of France, with French forces this time playing a premier role.
    Click on to the html below to read about it.

    https://www.thelocal.fr/20190815/fra...er-d-day-began

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    Hi Fouro. Here is one of those coincidences, just been watching rerun of The World At War on Ch.25 YESTERDAY. They landed to no opposition the Germans had already moved out.
    Wynford Vaughan Thomas the war correspondent described it as surreal. " As we walked up the beach a Frenchman carrying a tray with Champagne and glasses approched and commented "I think you are rather late"" This gave rise to It being called The Champagne Campaign.
    Last edited by Bill Morrison; 16th August 2019 at 07:56 PM. Reason: error

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    Default Re: This happened 75 years ago.

    Hi Fouro
    That was on TV here a while back,. makes one wonder whether General Haigh of the first world war was still in charge.
    Des

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