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    Moderator Arthur Little's Avatar
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    Struck By My Resemblance To 'D Day' Veteran

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-481857...ehHjwhxtfhl2y0

    ... astonishing! Because the Normandy Landings - being comemorated all this week - took place 3 months prior to my birth.

    Although I've *barely reached three quarters of a century in years, the [really] elderly chap shown in the link provided is already 95!
    Last edited by Arthur Little; 1 Week Ago at 19:00. Reason: *Meant I'm not yet 75*



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    He looks younger than you Arthur ....
    If you want your dreams to come true ...... first you have to wake up


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    Did you mean your three quarter century Arthur ?

    My uncle David had one leg shorter than the other, after stepping on one of the mines he was supposed to be clearing, after the D-Day landings.

    He did get to go home early though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.r View Post
    He looks younger than you Arthur ....
    Haha ... ... ^ very funny!


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    Quote Originally Posted by grahamw48 View Post
    Did you mean your three quarter century Arthur ?
    Yes, I did, Graham ... Since noticed my mistake, and have amended it accordingly.

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    My uncle David had one leg shorter than the other, after stepping on one of the mines he was supposed to be clearing, after the D-Day landings.
    ... how awful!

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    He did get to go home early though.
    .................... 's one consolation!


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    Very moving yesterday. Don't think I've ever reflected that much on my father's involvement, but it somehow brought it home yesterday.
    He was in charge of a landing craft dropping off Canadian Marines, and I always remember him telling me that many of the poor devils were so sea-sick
    they were pretty desperate to get on dry land. God knows how many survived, but a different breed for sure.
    Bless them all.


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