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By Peter Jacobs

This gripping new heritage tells the little-known tale of 1 of the main brave males to have served with the newly shaped Commandos and SOE throughout the moment global warfare. it's a tale of utmost braveness and a revealing portrait of a guy who eventually gave his existence to the liberation of France. 

Ogden-Smith was once among the 1st to volunteer for the newly shaped Commandos: he took half within the bold raid on Bardia at the North African Coast and fought within the heroic rearguard motion throughout the British evacuation of Crete. In 1942 he transferred to the SOE and joined the elite Small Scale Raiding strength to hold out raids around the Channel. He then volunteered for a brand new, clandestine team referred to as the Jedbughs whose project used to be to parachute into enemy-occupied France within the aftermath of D-Day to hyperlink up with the French Resistance. In July 1944, lower than the canopy of his codename Dorset, significant Colin Ogden-Smith parachuted deep at the back of enemy traces because the chief of workforce Francis. 3 weeks later he used to be useless, killed in motion struggling with along his French comrades in order that others can make their break out. Seventy years on, the French neighborhood nonetheless keep in mind the gallant significant Anglais.

As featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the Lincolnshire Echo.

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