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World War 2 => 1939 - 1945 => Topic started by: wiganer on February 02, 2008, 12:46:00 PM

Title: d day
Post by: wiganer on February 02, 2008, 12:46:00 PM
were the manchesters involved in D-day.
Having visited the beaches and the nland battle sites I'd like to think that I have stood in the footprints of local lads
Title: Re: d day
Post by: timberman on February 03, 2008, 02:25:11 PM
the 1st manchesters were deployed to france on the 27th of june 11 days after the invasion had begun.
 
have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Regiment
Title: Re: d day
Post by: Robert Bonner on February 03, 2008, 04:19:58 PM
....and 7th Manchesters, the machine gun battalion of 52nd Lowland Division, landed on the continent in October 1944.  Their first task was to help capture the islands in the Scheldt estuary where they had fierce fighting for South Beveland and Walcheren.
Title: Re: d day
Post by: lancsdoug on March 24, 2008, 06:28:53 PM
My father in law says that he went ashore on D Day plus 1 and I believe him as he is very accurate in his memories.
They were told to by the Officer to remember that as they were in France they should drive on the right hand side of the road, their response was, "what road?"!
 
Title: Re: d day
Post by: harribobs on March 24, 2008, 07:21:25 PM
hi Doug

 ;D that made me laugh!

what battalion was he in?

chris
Title: Re: d day
Post by: tisgrannie on March 26, 2008, 02:47:19 AM
That really made me chuckle,
tisgrannie