Operations, D Day and The Old Robin Hood

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Operations, D Day and The Old Robin Hood

Description

Five items on an album page.

Item 1 is a newspaper cutting about Germans giving an aircrew champagne, then surrendering.
Item 2 is a handwritten list of three operations and their dates.
Item 3 is a photograph of a number of Stirlings captioned 'Fairford "D"-day Line Up'.
Item 4 is a photograph of a building across a street with two cars, captioned 'The "Old Robin Hood".
Item 5 is a photograph of a man and women at a doorway captioned 'Mr and Mrs Fisher of the "Old Robin Hood", Leics.

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One newspaper cutting and three b/w photographs

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PWatsonJB15010022

Transcription

Germans Give 6 Captives Champagne
Then Surrender – 60 of Them

SIX men whose heavy bomber, dropping supplies, crashed in flames behind the German lines in Normandy came back with one of the oddest stories of captivity – and 60 prisoners.

Flight Lieut. Gordon Thring, Canadian pilot of the bomber, told of their two days in German hands.

Told how he and his fellow prisoners [indecipherable words] water and got champagne, [indecipherable word] German troops bowed and said: "Excuse, please, British soldier" when they passed [missing words] and how at last [missing words] asked to be taken [missing words]

[inserted] Ops. "Tonga"
[underlined] "D" day June 5.6-6 – 10-11 1944. [/underlined]
Ops. "Arnhem"
[underlined] Sept 17.18.19.21 1944 [/underlined]
Ops. "Rhine"
[underlined] March 24 1945. [/underlined] [/inserted]

[photograph]
Fairford "D" day Line Up.

[photograph]
The "Old Robin Hood"

[photograph]
Mr & Mrs Fisher of The "Old Robin Hood" Leics.

Citation

“Operations, D Day and The Old Robin Hood,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24381.

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