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'Dandy Ninth' Night Attack Britannia Hotel, Flushing, 1944: Scan 3.

From The Royal Scots 'Campbell Collection' of Second World War newspaper cuttings. Joe Brown.

'Dandy Ninth' Night Attack Britannia Hotel, Flushing, 1944: Scan 3.
Joe Brown, May 21, 2013
    • Bernard85
      good day joe,aug,re:dandy "ninth"night attack britania hotel,flushing,1944.scan3,another great story,also the use of life jackets saving lives of the wounded,it was an amazing battle.the germans did not want to part with the hotel easily.and finding.600.instead of 50.would come as a shock.a great outcome for the royals,regards bernard85
    • Joe Brown
      Dear Bernard.

      Now in France for a holiday, staying with my Daughter and Son-in-Law in the Aveyron. Weather excellent and enjoying a leisurely life,

      Yes, the estimated of 50 Germans occupying the Garrison HQ was well off the mark. We only attacked with three rifle companies as one was seconded to doo duties in evacuating civilians and our own wounded. We had just about 340 men, so it was a fierce battle against about 600 men well placed in a heavily concreted defended position.

      What had not been allowed or by our Intelligence men was it was perfectly proper tactics for the Germans when they were being overrun in the centre and peripheral areas for those Germans that were able to fall back on their HQ to help defend it.

      Sheer tenacity, guts and courage of the Royal Scots won the day!

      Warm regards from France.

    • Bernard85
      good day joe brown.yesterday,09:23am.glad to hear you are having a holiday with family.last time I saw paris,1986.long time ago,thanks for your reply,regards bernard85
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