In his excellent book 'The Manner Of Men', Stuart Tootal mentions a telephone exchange sited in a house in Merville. He states there was a failed attempt to cut the wires and an eye witness account of burying the bodies of dead British soldiers near the house. As I understand it, the telephone exchange was not an objective for 9 Para, so I'm wondering who was tasked with the mission? Presumably they would have been dropped along with the pathfinders and advanced parties of 9 Para. Or was this part of an alternative SAS-type raid? Does anyone have any information?