Battle of Lingevres June 1944

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  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Excellent site. That's going to to take more than a few minutes to peruse properly. Nice to see the ground troops in one 'small' action being covered in the sort of intricate detail that's (understandably) usually only found in Air & Naval coverage.
    Listening now to one of the personal accounts, Great Stuff.
  3. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Bookmarked it. About time the British started getting credit for their heroism in Normandy.
  4. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    A while back I read in the local press that a group known as Monty's men returned to Normandy in 2004 with a full strength Platoon plus HQ Company Durham Light Infantry to commemorate the attack by the 9th Battalion DLI on the village of Lingevres near Tilly-sur-Seulles they were reported to have worn the correct uniforms carried the right equipment and weapons and followed the correct route from the beaches.At long last I have found a site which documented their journey in pictures take a look
    Army Film & Photograhic Unit: Normandy 2004
    Yes its re-enactment but if you came across these photographs without the description would you have known?

  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Good find there, Jim.

    I liked this one:

  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    That site is fantastic and the pictures are very realistic. Its what a lot of re-enactors strive for.
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Whilst looking into the action at Fort Capuzzo on 14th June 1940 I see the officer in command of the carrier platoon there later became CO of 9 DLI & was killed by a Moaning minnie exactly 4 years later at Lingevres.
    Lt-Col HR Woods.

    Quote from website inpost #1.
    67184 Lieutenant Colonel Humphrey Reginald Woods, D.S.O, M.C & Bar.
    Sgt.Charles Eagles, who was feet away from him when he was wounded by mortar fire,
    remembers his last words being, "surely they haven't hit me?"
  8. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    it's not re-enactment, it's commemoration
  9. Prelude44

    Prelude44 Member


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  10. Prelude44

    Prelude44 Member

    The Church of Lingèvres and the monument of the 50th DI :poppy:



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  11. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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  12. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Thanks Kyle , i visit Lingevres / Verriers Guiding Tours on quite a few occasions each year , i was there last week and am back again this coming weekend , it is one of the most iconic locations for the DLI in Normandy .
  13. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Does anyone know who the author was of this site ?

    Photo at the DLI Mmeorial in Lingevres

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  14. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Jim (Verrieres) does . If you are referring to the

    The pair have spoken previously about it,the owner was locked out and eventually with no access was allowed to pass . I think the owner was a good friend of Lieutenant `Darkie` Williams 9th DLI (also friend of the late Chas Eagles ) `Darkie` served in the ranks pre war with 1st DLI I think.

  15. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Okay thanks , yes Darkie started as a Boy in 1 DLI then went back to 1 DLI after the war , sadly as you know we lost Charles earlier this year , i only know one veteran from the DLI that survives now who fought at Lingevres/ Verrieres .
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