Many people will have seen the film about this daring Royal Marine Commando raid on German naval vessels in the Gironde in 1942.

Of the dozen brave men who took part in Operation Frankton only two escaped with their lives (eventually making their way home via Spain and Gibraltar). It so happens that they passed within a mile of our house in the Charente department. We’ve been tracing the route, and will bring you some photographs next week.

Information board at Bonneville

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