- Anzac Day
- Sir John Sebright, 6th Baronet
- Field Marshal Sir Henry Hughes Wilson, 1st Baronet
- Francis Grenfell, 1st Baron Grenfell
- William Rowan
- Coote Manningham
- Field Marshal John Colborne 52nd Regiment of Foot
- General Cyrus Trapaud 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot
- John Clavering 52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment of Foot
Britain’s violent conscription of African soldiers is finally coming to light
During World War II, the British army press-ganged African men and stationed them in battlefields far from home. Today, their testimonies are finally being heard.
By Jack Losh
The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by German troops during the six-week Battle of France. In a speech to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called this “a colossal military disaster”, saying “the whole root and core and brain of the British Army” had been stranded at Dunkirk and seemed about to perish or be captured. In his “we shall fight on the beaches” speech on 4 June, he hailed their rescue as a “miracle of deliverance”.
Sharpes Reunion interview Part Two
We are very lucky to be able to share with you the recent recording which is now available for you to hear.
This was recorded by History hack as a Podcast, keeping everyone safe whilst on the 2020 lockdown.
No members of this Podcast were put at risk during this recording, all those present recorded from their own comfort of their own homes.
Joining the podcast was our own Rifleman Harris, he’s the educated one and his boss who rose up through the ranks none other than Major Sharpe.
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