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Raids on mainland Britain

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    Did any uniformed Sonderkommando or Fallschirmjager units conduct any raids on British soil?

    I cant think of any examples

    Cheers

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Hi Nick, no this never happened.


    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks Ade, i didnt think so

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Just the Channel Islands! I wonder if it's worth metal detecting there.... I've got relatives in Jersey! Hmmmm

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    Isnt there supposed to be a grave somewhere in norfork with fallschirmjager in it ?

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    No, this is an Urban myth inspired by the book "The Eagle has Landed".

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Its something that I've always wondered too because I've heard stories of German soldiers carrying out recces on possible landing areas. I havent thought of it as being true but I certainly havent dismissed it as a posibility.
    Thanks

    Danny

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    Undoubtedly, there would have been German spies scouting potential landing areas and their surroundings, although I find it very unlikely that troops would have actually landed on British soil. The scenario is truely fascinating though!

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    When you see how easily the FJ rescued Mussolini it was very possible Skorzenys Kommandos could have launched a daring raid in Britain!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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