"…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
Eric Linklater on Wavell.
L'enfer Des Combats De La Poche De Colmar - Hiver 1944-1945 de Hugues-Emmanuel Thalmann
The book where is the picture, leaf 28.
Now that is a pity.
Some news : Daughter of Mr. Archambeau removed the pictures of her website and issued an apology (although it is only vicitime).
Two of the pictures are from US archives in Washington.
there's some bar--ards out there.
It is a terrible shame that this looks to have been a scam perpetrated by someone. But on the issue of undeveloped film, when I left Northern Ireland in October 1974 after a rather gruelling tour of ops, I had several rolls of ILFORD HP4 which I never bothered to develop. Years later I came across them - along with some Kodak 110 cartridge film and my diaries and I left them with a photography shop to see if they would turn out. A week or so later, I went back to pick them up. Most of the B/W ILFORD film had turned out, and it was quite a shock to see familiar faces and friends I had forgotten about. here are a couple of the pictures.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
Sadly there is level some peeps will sink to when it comes to claiming notoriety ` or worse still ~ money ~
Until it is proven otherwise we will believe the story ~