Victoria Cross: 23 December 1944 — RAF PATHFINDERS ARCHIVE

“WE WERE CANADIANS/1939-1945, W.W.II, THE WAY WE WERE/1914-1918, W.W.I.”

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On 16 December 1944, German Panzers spearheaded a surprise attack in the Ardennes that smashed through thinly held Allied lines, catching the Allied commanders completely off-guard. The Allied fight-back included this extraordinary feat of heroism which won Bob Palmer one of the three VCs awarded to Pathfinders: Victoria Cross, 23 December 1944: “Heroic Endeavour” The story is […]

Victoria Cross: 23 December 1944 — RAF PATHFINDERS ARCHIVE

“SUNDAY, FEB., 21, 2021@13:43: YOU KNOW, DURING W.W.I/1914-1918, AND W.W.II/1939-1945, MANY OF US CANADIANS, BRITISH, DOMINION/COMMONWEALTH, AUSSIE, NEW ZEALAND, ETC., HAD FAMILY MEMBERS THAT SERVED IN THE MILITARY. TIME GOES ON AND WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER, SOME OF OUR LOVED ONES SHARED IN CONVERSATIONS, WHAT THEY DID DURING THE WAR, THOUGH, MOST OF OUR HEROES AND HEROINES KEPT IT TO THEMSELVES. IF YOU KEPT, RESPECTFULLY, BRINGING THE SUBJECT UP-OH DAD, GRANDPA…PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU DID DURING THE WAR, PLEASE, SOMETIMES, THOUGH FEWER THAN WE EXPECTED…

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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