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Lest we Forget

By UBOAT  
A montage for remembrance day. In memory of the officers and men of the commandos who died in battle. In summer of 1940 when britian's fortunes in the secound world war were at their lowest and the enemy invasion was threatned Winston churchill boldly ordered the raising of an elite force to raid the enemy-held coast line of Europe and regain the initiative.The new units, which initially conisited of volunteers from the regiments and corps of the british Army, were called 'Commandos'.
within weeks they were in action in Europe later in the Middle East and the Far East During the next five years they fought in every threatre of war with such success that the world 'Commandos' because feared by the enemy-yet respected by firendly forces.

In 1942 the Commando Basic training centre was established in the Scottish Highlands at Achnacarry. there potental Commando Soldiers .

For their work in action the Commandos earned thirty eight battle honours and many awards, including eight Victoria crosses but many made the supreme sacrifice, no fewer than 1,700 Commandos solders lost their lives and others were seriously wounded. It was a record that prompted Winstion Churchhill to pay the following respects of the Commandos 'we may feel sure that nothing of which we have any knowladge or record has ever been done by more which surpasses their feats of arms. Truly we may say of them when shall their glory fade.
The text what is engraved on the memorial.

Remembrance day is also about all service men and women in the services and have lost their life's.

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
11 Nov 2011 7:12PM
Excellent work, a great tribute..........Sandy
Dilys 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:11PM
Wonderful memorial
Kathy
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 11:59PM
A very well composed image and a fine tribute, Connor: the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge makes a fine centre piece......my father was a padre in No. 6 Commando during WW2 and fortunately came through the experience, but his father died at the age of 33 in 1915 in the trenches.
Ronnie.

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