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    Just re-reading this excellent book about the Canadian Paratroop Battalion on D-Day*. Veterans of the Battalion were convinced, that they were purposely scattered up to 30 miles from their designated DZs, to act as decoys to confuse the Germans as to exactly where the main thrust was intended. An interesting theory, but the way these scattered groups linked up to take the fight to Jerry is very inspiring stuff.

    *Canuckster mate, if you haven't got this one in yer collection take steps to rectify the oversight soonest, you'll love it!

    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

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    Thanks for the recommendation VR.

    It looks like a rippin' yarn!

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    • #3
      It is, men from your Parachute Battalion were scattered far and wide, yet small groups formed together and took the fight to the enemy. In the first 48 hours of D-Day as these groups made their way to the Orne bridges, they took on the Jerry's wherever they met them. One group of Paratroopers capturing over fifty of the enemy as they stormed a defensive position on their way to their Battalion's rendezvous.
      The long toll of the brave
      Is not lost in darkness
      Over the fruitful earth
      And athwart the seas
      Hath passed the light of noble deeds
      Unquenchable forever.

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