Bob Lancaster

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Hi Graham,

I believe I visited the cottage and met the owner who showed me the basement that was still in the original state from WW2. He also showed me items he found when he was renovating the cottage including Mauser and Lee Enfield spent rounds. There is a memorial to 2 SAS killed outside the cottage. 5131977C-EE1A-420B-8D39-E36AF7D6E847.jpg
 

Bob Lancaster

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I now have the full list of British SAS killed and their graves location. If you get an Instagram account you will see photos of all the graves I have attended to pay my respects. I would be very interested in your book when you get it published.
 

galcock

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Hi Graham,

I believe I visited the cottage and met the owner who showed me the basement that was still in the original state from WW2. He also showed me items he found when he was renovating the cottage including Mauser and Lee Enfield spent rounds. There is a memorial to 2 SAS killed outside the cottage. View attachment 36211
Bob what a quick reply - no Dad's cottage is at a place called Koecking Bois in Alsace Lorraine. He had three SAS with him - for some reason he did not shoot one of the shocked German soldiers who had been upstairs at the time he shot his comrades at point blank range. He told me this man had red hair - dad turned and ran off into the woods and then had to shoot his pursuers - 3 out of 4 were shot here. Father has the honour of being probably the only SAS soldier to have captured an American front line position - General Patton's men. Bob I once paid for two American intelligence reports from the National Archive in Maryland which record my father and his men coming into their lines in 1944. Father never had a high respect for the typical American soldier. When I lived on the SAS base at Hereford, as a 16 year old, we had over to dinner 2 American officers -they were the start of the American special forces -both very tall men. Graham
 

Bob Lancaster

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Yes I will try and get there in October. I will also be visiting eh Argenta Gap military cemetery to pay my respects to Anders Lassen VC MC, (SAS) and Tom Hunter VC (Commandos)
 

galcock

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Yes I will try and get there in October. I will also be visiting eh Argenta Gap military cemetery to pay my respects to Anders Lassen VC MC, (SAS) and Tom Hunter VC (Commandos)
Did you know it was an ex-commando - a major Rooney on his raid on Sark had inadvertently prompted Hitler to initiate his evil commando Order aimed at all special forces - Major Rooney - he went on to train the SAS in 1944 in Scotland at Darvel and Monkton.
 

Ian R. Bridle

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Hello everyone,

I am an ex 22 SAS and Australian 1 Commando veteran based in Australia. In 2019 prior to Covid I commenced a pilgrimage to visit all the WW II SAS grave sites throughout Europe.

In 2022 I will be flying back to France to carry on the pilgrimage. I therefore seek any information and advise and backgrounds on individuals who served in the SAS who were KIA or murdered when taken prisoner who are buried in France and Italy.

I have already attended many graves in France and the SAS Memorial at Sennecey La Grande.

I have compiled a list of those graves I have not visited and note information on this site relates to some but not all of them.

Any assistance and advice would be apprecaited.

Regards

Bob Lancaster
Hello Bob. I have been to Moussey and have images of the 3 SAS who were killed by the SS. Please read the book- The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis. It is an excellent account of the SAS in the Vosges as well as the Jedburgh teams and the Maquis who supported them. ISBN NUMBER 978-1-78429-389-5. I hope you can find it. Got mine on EBay UK. Good luck and Bonne Courage. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!... Ian R Bridle U.K.
 

Ian R. Bridle

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Sorry Bob I can't find the image of the 3 graves of the SAS who are buried in the church's cemetery at MOUSSEY....if I can find it I will post it on here. Again my very best wishes to you. Ian R Bridle U.K.
 

Ron Barker

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