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Re: "The Heroes of St Valery" - 51st Highland Division at St Valéry-en-Caux
Dont' forget the South Africans, Aussies, New Zealanders
Indians,the Russians in the East, and others - probably a list as long as
properties in Scotland.
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Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 4:34 PM
Subject: "The Heroes of St Valery" - 51st Highland Division at St
> Following earlier postings, I have found further information and have
> it all in one page on our website. There is a hyperlink from the
> One of the veterans of St Valery, Colonel Sir Robert 'Raas' Macrae, a
> Highlander, had a major part in restoring St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney,
> to Fjaere, described in John Sinclair Quarterman's website, and not far
> Arendal in Southern Norway where I am for a few days. There is amazing
> all around us.
> This relates in part to the question of how the Second World War was won.
> stood alone in 1940, but our allies from the occupied Nations flocked to
> shores. Norwegians, French, Poles, Dutch, Belgians, Czechs to name but a
> joined the ranks of the British Services. But we would not have won
> the enormous effort and sacrifice of our US and Canadian cousins who came
> from home for a second time in the 20th Century to fight and many to die
> our freedom. Lest we forget.
> Yours aye
> Iain Laird
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