1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
hello, i just found this thread and remembered i had a few relics i bought years ago from Holland. The seller said he dug them from the trois ponts area and that they were 82nd airborne relics. He also said the parachute section was possibly a relic from marketgarden. but who knows? i was more interested in the bullets at the time
Very interesting discussion and militaria, guys!
If the II SS Panzer Corps had lost most of its equipment in the Falaise Gap, where did they get all of the very heavy armor that they used to make 'Hell's Highway' so hellish? Was it all brand new equipment?
Looking for WWII U.S. dog tags
Monty was not all too blame. Boy browning had a big say in the operation going ahead, evewith all the intel.
As an aside, ive just picked a photo album, i think owned by an airborne soldier, with pics of lathbury's wedding. Manynof the weel known names apear to be there. When i venture back to the scanner may load up a couple.
The problem XXX corps had was their attack was down a single narrow road,easy to defend and set ambushes.AT guns were very effective in this role,low profile and easy to hide.Hit the first few tanks and the column stops until the defensive position is neutralised.This happened over and over along the road in.
Here's a good link re force make up on both sides.
Order of Battle