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These records are of individuals who served in the top secret Home Guard Auxiliary Units in the Second World War. In reality, the Home Guard was used as a cover story for the formation of these secret units, often called ‘Churchill’s secret weapon’. These records are available as a fully searchable database on Forces War Records. READ MORE HERE:
In this new series on Channel 4 Sat 16 Sep, 8pm, Monty Halls retraces four extraordinary journeys as he treks the Freedom Trails of WWII. Monty reveals stories of Allied soldiers who escaped from German territory and meets surviving veterans who share their own personal accounts. This programme celebrates the bravery of everyone who was involved. READ MORE HERE:
19th August, 2017 marks the 75th Anniversary of the raid on Dieppe codenamed ‘Operation Jubilee’. Overall, the raid did not succeed, but many lessons were learned that were applied to the D-Day invasion of 6th June, 1944. The men who participated in the Dieppe Raid paid a great price. Of the nearly 5,000-strong Canadian contingent, 3,350 were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. A total of 210 British and American personnel also lost their lives. READ MORE HERE:

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