Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day - Lest We Forget - Brigadier James Hill


Today in honour of Armistice Day I want to pay tribute to one man amongst the many thousands.
Why James Hill, well just because in September I had the privilege of visiting Pegasus Bridge where his statue is. Brigadier Hill commanded the 3rd Parachute Brigade on June 6, 1944 when 2,500 men jumped into enemy territory in Normandy with the vital task of holding the eastern flank of the Allied forces against the German counter-attack while the troops on the beaches secured a foothold in Europe.

His statue is one of only two commemorating British officers in France. The other belongs to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery - the commander of Allied forces in Normandy.

    Text Below with courtesy of  Wikipedia
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  1. that poppy is absolutely gorgeous!!! and the statue is a really nice one. I was born 3 months after they parachuted in June.. lest we forget... thanks

  2. Went to a very moving service in France at our local yesterday. Great post. Hope you have a good week Diane


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