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A D-Day Story

Landing on Sword Beach, Brigadier General Lord Lovat had his piper play his commandos ashore.  They pressed quickly ahead, reaching the Pegasus Bridge almost exactly on time.  I say almost, because Lord Lovat felt a need to apologize to Lt. Col. Geoffrey Pine-Cotton of the 7th Parachute Battalion for arriving two minutes late.

His Lordship was severely wounded at Breville a few days later and was unable to return to active duty upon recovery.  He became Churchill’s Minister for Economic Warfare.

We shall not see their like again.


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