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Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

Post by Kit Bartlett » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:16 pm

There was a rather sick joke made at the time of the Ardennes Offensive by the Germans in December 1944 that the Allies could not use Dunkirk this time round to evacuate their forces as it was still held by the Germans.

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Re: frieze in dayroom of infirmary

Post by J.R. » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:13 pm

Kit Bartlett wrote:Dearv John.
I was interested in your note about the Channel Islands Occupation. Should like to see a copy of your book collection on the subject.
I used to attend regularly the Tunbridge Wells Book fair held at King Charles's Church Hall and there was often a visitor who frequently asked for any books on the Channel Islands. Is there a society for this subject ?
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I have sent you an e-mail.
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Post by Foureyes » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:19 am

Thank you Michael for the mention of the Texel affair. I had never heard of that, but having now read something about it, I agree that the word 'grotesque' just about sums it up.
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Post by LongGone » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:41 am

michael scuffil wrote:

The only 'pocket' of German occupation I had heard about was the entirely untypical, and frankly grotesque, situation on the Dutch island of Texel (which continued until May 20). Until the 'Georgian mutiny' relations between Germans and Dutch had apparently been cool but peaceful.

On the Eastern front, following Operation Bagration, the Soviets trapped 200,000 German in the Courland area of Latvia. They survived multiple attacks, finally surrendering in May 1945.
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