Royal Marines Museum: "2 April 1945 Battle Of Comacchio"

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  1. "2 April 1945 Battle of Comacchio

    43 RM Cdo against strong opposition, successfully achieved objectives during a Brigade attack, under fire they crossed a river in dinghies. Next day, across open country, the unit met intense fire that pinned the leading troop down in the open. Cpl Tom Hunter was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for drawing enemy fire enabling his troop to move to cover."

  2. Fascinating indeedy. Though to give it its proper name it's the Battle of the Argenta Gap. The Italian theatre doesnt get much coverage in history these days alas compared to the Normandy theatre. Similar with the RN in the Far East during WW2, gets overshadowed a lil

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