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A #DDay Story: This is British Military cemetery at Hermanville, just inland from #SwordBeach and at the end of a quiet country lane. It was deserted & peaceful when I was there recently. Among the rows of graves, each with its own story, one drew my attention. #DDay75
Four men of the 22nd Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps killed on #DDay 6th June 1944, but two gravestones, adjoining each other. I guessed the explanation & the 22nd's war diary tells to story of the opening moments of the battle for #SwordBeach and confirms how they died. #DDay75
The 22nd Dragoons operated flail tanks which were to clear path through the mines on #SwordBeach for troops to follow. Awakened on their landing ships a 5am, many were seasick. As the battle began, they examined the shore to see what to expect. #Dday
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