Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/9/2012

Life through an enemy’s lens: Former British commando reveals remarkable photos of Germans relaxing before battle found on camera he STOLE in daring WW2 raid

Smiling, laughing and looking like they were without a care in the world, these photographs of soldiers guarding one of Nazi Germany’s key outposts in 1944 were never meant to see the light of day.

But this life through a lens on the idyllic Dutch island of Walcheren was grabbed by a British war hero in a daring raid behind enemy lines and its incredible contents have been published for the first time today.

Green Beret Arthur Thompson, 89, was part of a 47 Royal Marine Commando smash and grab sortie on November 1 1944 to the island, in an attempt to punch a hole through the enemy’s defences. for more click here

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