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Dad’s letters from Palestine – April to May 1946

14908385 Pte┬áDesmond Le Pard of A Coy, 17th Battalion Parachute Regiment, M.E.F. is now in Palestine. He’s never been abroad before and, at not quite 20, is wide eyed and restless. His training has prepared him for an assault, first … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters: January and February 1945

To continue the story, we’ve turned the page of the calendar and are heading for the end of the conflict. The Battle of the Bulge, as it became known, was underway, an offensive by the Germany army to try and … Continue reading

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