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  • Started 4 months ago by mawnansmiff
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  1. mawnansmiff

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    I've always been aware of this story ever since I moved to the village of Mawnan Smith about twenty years ago.

    Here is some amazing footage of the many US military personal that drove through the village to Trebah Manor just outside of the village to use their private beach for sailing for the D-Day landings.

    The thatched pub in the centre of both scenes is the Red Lion (circa 1480) and I live right behind it!

    Enjoy.....

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-cornwall-47525635/footage-emerges-of-soldiers-leaving-for-d-day-from-cornwall

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    Jay.

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  2. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing that, Jay.

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    Amazing footage. It must be strange to see your own neighborhood in a 75 year old film!

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    Cool, Jay. Good to see you posting a bit!

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Wow, great footage!!

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    Very interesting, thanks Jay

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  7. gerryp

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    I've often imagined what it would have been like to be on one of the Higgins boats as it approached the shore.

    Thanks for the post!

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    Jay very interesting find! It must be interesting to see your neighbourhood from so many years ago.

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    Thanks Jay.

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