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Bill Sparks WW2 memories

Title
Bill Sparks WW2 memories
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Nov 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:05:54
Description
Remembrance Day special with Cockleshell Hero Bill Sparks recalling the Royal Marine canoe raid on enemy shipping in Bordeaux harbour during the Second World War. On the raid, his escape across France and Spain with expedition leader Major Herbert Blondie Hasler and the fate of his other ten companions. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Bill Sparks
Keywords
Deaths; France; Spain; Military personnel; Second World War (1939-1945); Reminiscence; Ships; Executions; Oral history; Marines; Remembrance day; Veterans (Armed Forces); Maritime warfare; Bill Sparks; Herbert Hasler; Bordeaux

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