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 Post subject: Operation Frankton
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Paddy Ashdown looks at this operation. A tale that most of us know, because of it's more common film) name as 'The Cockle shell hero's.' A tale of heroism and unknown to me until I saw this programme a monumental cock up, In so far as the SOE were also tasked with destroying the ships in the harbour at the port of Bordeaux. And were probably better placed to carry out a more effective attack.


Paddy Ashdown makes a good job of telling this story.. Well Worth a watch..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... d_of_WWII/

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 Post subject: Re: Operation Frankton
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Very brave men, my great uncle who joined the Royal Marines before the war was an instructor when these guys were being trained for this mission.


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 Post subject: Re: Operation Frankton
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This must be a record for F-B.

Almost 5 YEARS for a reply.

Must tell Jenks lol

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 Post subject: Re: Operation Frankton
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Blimey, I thought Jenks had returned! lol


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 Post subject: Re: Operation Frankton
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Chuck wrote:
This must be a record for F-B.

Almost 5 YEARS for a reply.

Must tell Jenks lol

Sorry it took so long,I couldn't
reply to original post any quicker as
I've only just joined fb.


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