Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by stolpi, Sep 27, 2014.
A 1985 interview with Major Tilston and several Essex veterans can be found at:
"Go down to the burn unit and you'll know how lucky you are"
"Crying doesn't grow a new pair of legs"
"We're lucky if there's anything less than death"
What an amazing attitude. At a time when so many see themselves as victims, the gratitude, humility and sheer guts of these men never ceases to amaze.
There is some indication that the current Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment is working on a plaque or the like for Tilston's action at the Hochwald, to be placed before its' 75th anniversary in 2020.
Henderson: Hochwald battle deserves a monument
does anyone know more on this?
It doesn't appear to be an active project at the moment.
Already al long time ago people talked about a Frederick Tilston Monument near that place. First rumours i heard in 2016, but still no plague or monument. Will ask my German friends if they know something about this.
To be continue....
Rather not ... it will only attract the wrong kind of people … who start rampaging around in the woods with metal detectors.
Bump - Today, March 1st, is the 75th anniversary of the action of the Essex Scottish at the Hochwald in which Major Tilston won a VC
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