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Sep 12, 2021 16:23 |  #2071

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Sep 13, 2021 01:36 |  #2072

Saint Peter's Church. Sandwich. Kent. UK.

Saint Peter's is now classified as a 'redundant' church, but it remains consecrated.
The Sandwich war memorial is situated in front of Saint Peter's Church.

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Saint Peter's Church. Sandwich. Kent. UK.

The top of the church tower can be seen above the ancient rooftops from most parts of the town.


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Sep 13, 2021 01:44 |  #2074

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19282936 (external link)
Saint Peter's Church. Sandwich. Kent. UK.

Saint Peter's is now classified as a 'redundant' church, but it remains consecrated.
The Sandwich war memorial is situated in front of Saint Peter's Church.

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Beautiful old structure with an interesting history of demise and rebuilding.

You fellas certainly had your tiffs with your neighbours.
Good job you weren't separated a bit less else they'd just throw rocks across the ditch and sink the lot of you. :-P
I suppose you could have lined up all your best batsmen and belted them back where they came from :rolleyes:
That would have been an epic Test match  :p



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Sep 13, 2021 03:22 |  #2075

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Beautiful old structure with an interesting history of demise and rebuilding.

You fellas certainly had your tiffs with your neighbours.
Good job you weren't separated a bit less else they'd just throw rocks across the ditch and sink the lot of you. :-P
I suppose you could have lined up all your best batsmen and belted them back where they came from :rolleyes:
That would have been an epic Test match  :p

Thank you, Richard.
It has all been tried before - Our friendship with our European neighbours has always been a wee bit tenuous to say the least. (Rule Britannia - and all that) :-)
We tried to make friends with them one Christmas Eve in 1914 in 'No Man's Land by playing football with 'em! Then what did they do? Just as we were winning they blew the whistle and ran back to their trenches and started shooting at my grandad and great-uncles again - and we are such a friendly peace loving race. (Note: If you believe that - you'll believe anything) :p
Our friend Adolf H even had big guns built to lob shells over to us in an effort to overpower us in the 1940s - We soon put paid to his little aspirations.:-) And then, in later years, they even massed together to try and absorb us into their EU. We escaped that after a few years, but the mess and cost involved - well, it simply beggars belief.-? Pull up the drawbridge! Not a joke but recently some MP or other, had the idea of putting some sort of barrier across the middle of the channel. You just couldn't make that up - either!

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Sep 13, 2021 04:10 |  #2076

The book I am reading at the moment is based around that battle Ray. The Last Ditch by John Wingate. It a fact/fiction and the only 2 fictional characters in it are a Sub-lieutenant, RN, and a young French lady and it follows the antics got up to with MTBs, MGBs, balloon ships and the others that patrolled and cleared the mines in the Channel. Including the heavy bombardment too. There's lots in there that I hadn't even dreamed of. It was an almost overlooked part of the war it seems?


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Sep 14, 2021 03:44 |  #2077

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The book I am reading at the moment is based around that battle Ray. The Last Ditch by John Wingate. It a fact/fiction and the only 2 fictional characters in it are a Sub-lieutenant, RN, and a young French lady and it follows the antics got up to with MTBs, MGBs, balloon ships and the others that patrolled and cleared the mines in the Channel. Including the heavy bombardment too. There's lots in there that I hadn't even dreamed of. It was an almost overlooked part of the war it seems?

John, there must be so many undocumented/untold/un​believable stories out there it would be interesting to see them in book form. Some of us still actually pick a book up and can get absorbed in it. One of my old friends told me how his merchant ship was torpedoed in the Atlantic and then the sub surfaced and machine gunned all the survivors - he was one of two or three who escaped. Just as he had given up, a considerable time later, a seaplane landed and spotted them. They had landed to see if they could identify the wreckage and had not considered survivors. And I mistakenly believed that there was chivalry even in war. Pull up the drawbridge!


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Sep 14, 2021 05:45 |  #2078

Unfortunately there was almost no chivalry with those people. The book I am reading is the third in a trilogy, all based on fact, and both of the first 2 talk of Luftwaffe aircraft machine gunning survivors after their ships have been bombed and sunk.

And there is Orador-sur-Glan, the French village where men, women, children and babies were murdered by the brave SS. They even killed the village animals, dogs, cats included.

https://en.wikipedia.o​rg …radour-sur-Glane_massacre (external link)

We have visited there and I posted some photos of the village/memorial and it almost brings tears to my eyes remembering it!


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Sep 14, 2021 13:18 |  #2079

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Unfortunately there was almost no chivalry with those people. The book I am reading is the third in a trilogy, all based on fact, and both of the first 2 talk of Luftwaffe aircraft machine gunning survivors after their ships have been bombed and sunk.

And there is Orador-sur-Glan, the French village where men, women, children and babies were murdered by the brave SS. They even killed the village animals, dogs, cats included.

https://en.wikipedia.o​rg …radour-sur-Glane_massacre (external link)

We have visited there and I posted some photos of the village/memorial and it almost brings tears to my eyes remembering it!

On the territory of the Czech Republic:

On June 10, 1942, the village of Lidice was razed to the ground, all men over the age of 15 (192 in total) were shot on the spot, women and children were taken to concentration camps, only 17 out of 105 children were found after the war.
On June 24, 1942, the small village of Ležáky was burned, 34 inhabitants (18 women and 15 men) were shot that day, two of the 13 children were given to the so-called Germanization (they survived the war), 11 children were murdered by gas.
On August 6, 1944, village Životice, 36 men shot, 31 others taken to concentration camps, only 4 of them returned after the war
On April 18, 1944, the village of Zákřov was raided by Wehrmacht soldiers, men under 50 were taken to a wooden hut and set fire to it in the early evening of 20 April, none of the 19 men survived the massacre.
On April 19, 1945, burned village Ploština, 24 dead, 10 houses burned.
On April 23, 1945, burnt village Prlov, 23 dead, 8 burnt houses.
On May 2, 1945, burnt village Vařákovy paseky, 4 dead, 8 burnt houses.
On May 5, 1945, an SS commando razed the village of Javoříčko to the ground, drove the women and children into the forest, shot 38 men, leaving only the oldest one alive.
On 5 and 6 May 1945, Wehrmacht troops under the command of a member of the SS burned the village of Leskovice, most of the 25 inhabitants were shot at various places in the village, some were burned to death.
On May 9 1945, i.e. after the signing of the surrender, German soldiers murdered 24 inhabitants of Lejčkov and burned eight of the 19 houses.

It was a horrible time...




  
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Sep 14, 2021 17:00 |  #2081

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On the territory of the Czech Republic:

On June 10, 1942, the village of Lidice was razed to the ground, all men over the age of 15 (192 in total) were shot on the spot, women and children were taken to concentration camps, only 17 out of 105 children were found after the war.
On June 24, 1942, the small village of Ležáky was burned, 34 inhabitants (18 women and 15 men) were shot that day, two of the 13 children were given to the so-called Germanization (they survived the war), 11 children were murdered by gas.
On August 6, 1944, village Životice, 36 men shot, 31 others taken to concentration camps, only 4 of them returned after the war
On April 18, 1944, the village of Zákřov was raided by Wehrmacht soldiers, men under 50 were taken to a wooden hut and set fire to it in the early evening of 20 April, none of the 19 men survived the massacre.
On April 19, 1945, burned village Ploština, 24 dead, 10 houses burned.
On April 23, 1945, burnt village Prlov, 23 dead, 8 burnt houses.
On May 2, 1945, burnt village Vařákovy paseky, 4 dead, 8 burnt houses.
On May 5, 1945, an SS commando razed the village of Javoříčko to the ground, drove the women and children into the forest, shot 38 men, leaving only the oldest one alive.
On 5 and 6 May 1945, Wehrmacht troops under the command of a member of the SS burned the village of Leskovice, most of the 25 inhabitants were shot at various places in the village, some were burned to death.
On May 9 1945, i.e. after the signing of the surrender, German soldiers murdered 24 inhabitants of Lejčkov and burned eight of the 19 houses.

It was a horrible time...

Reading your diary of death and destruction, Lubos, I can only guess that that is just the tip of a very large iceberg of atrocities at that time. I feel for all innocent people affected. Makes me glad we are an island nation, although, as I see it, we are in decline with too many people burying their heads in the sand. My cousin spent the whole of WW2 as a POW in various Stalags, sometimes in fear of their lives, I will not elaborate. Our family, my grandfather and his brothers all returned from WW1 and we lost no family members in WW2, but it was rather dangerous around here and in our big towns and cities and many lives were lost. I have written a few pages of memoirs of my experiences as a kid of that period to convince myself that it really happened, it is too easy to let events get dulled by time.


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Sep 14, 2021 17:10 |  #2082

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Unfortunately there was almost no chivalry with those people. The book I am reading is the third in a trilogy, all based on fact, and both of the first 2 talk of Luftwaffe aircraft machine gunning survivors after their ships have been bombed and sunk.

And there is Orador-sur-Glan, the French village where men, women, children and babies were murdered by the brave SS. They even killed the village animals, dogs, cats included.

https://en.wikipedia.o​rg …radour-sur-Glane_massacre (external link)

We have visited there and I posted some photos of the village/memorial and it almost brings tears to my eyes remembering it!

I read your link, John, thanks, it seems that was a common practice among our enemies.
Once or twice we had to lay in the ditches at the sides of the fields when the brave Luftwaffe pilots would machine gun anyone in sight as they were being chased by the Spitfires.


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Sep 18, 2021 11:44 |  #2085

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There was another church built in the town, for the poor who couldn't afford to go to St M's. They couldn't afford the cost of the box pews! Good christian charity :eek:

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