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FFI chalk slogans on the side of Sherman tanks of 2nd Irish Guards, 31 August 1944; IWM BU 303

Object description: Members of the FFI chalk slogans on the side of Sherman tanks of 2nd Irish Guards, 31 August 1944. Catalogue number: BU 303 Part of: WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION Subject period: Second World War Alternative Names: object category: Black and white Creator: Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit Category: photographs

FFI chalk slogans on the side of Sherman tanks of 2nd Irish Guards, 31 August 1944; IWM BU 303
dbf, Apr 27, 2013
    • Bernard85
      good day dbf,april27.2013.03:30pm.re:sherman tanks of the irish guards,1945,ffi chalk slogans on side of tank.only one ffi has a gun,it makes you wonder how they went into battle.they were a brave bunch.great post.regards bernard85
    • dbf
      I remember reading a Standing Order in one of the war diaries - that men should be careful not to leave their weapons unattended when the FFI were around. :)
    • Bernard85
      good morning dbf.today.12:05am.re:ffi and leaving your wepons unattended.i am sertain if they pinched the odd weapon they would put it to good use.as a matter of interest.i had a brother in the army intell corp.he was dropped into france to train menbers of the ffi.and issue weapons dropped by allied forces.he passed on last year.89.acting major.regards.bernard85
    • dbf
      So sorry to hear about your brother. When was he dropped into France and where, do you know?
    • Bernard85
      hi dbf.today.11:17am.thank you for your concern about my brother.the information you ask for I cannot supply.i was not close to my family.i only saw him a couple of times sinc ww2.he.i will try to see if his wife has any history he left behind,if she has I will pass it on to you.i have a large photo of him in the forest area somewhere in france.he is wearing the local clothing style to blend in.i will ask my daughter to scan it and then I will ask my smart grand son to send it.i will try to make it happen,all the best bernard85
    • dbf
      That'd be great to see, but don't be putting yourself out too much.
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