Tuesday 23 June 2020

Well met by moonlight

A dark, almost moonless night.
      In a  small field near Beaulieu on Southampton Water, a small aircraft  waits to take off.
         Onboard are Squadron leader Charles Cudddlesworth and a brave young woman, codename Clara Rose.
         Her mission is to travel to Nouvion, make contact with the resistance under the leadership of someone called "Nighthawk" and use her radio to report on German activity in the area, she will also act as go between for an agent already in the area known as "Crabapple".
         His is merely to get her there safely. Anti aircraft, nightfighters and SS notwithstanding.

      Her cover is as a waitress in a small cafe, in a pleasant little square, near the harbour.

Her control, known as "The Contessa" watches as the aircraft takes off and disappears into the night.

Bon Chance Clara Rose.

Saturday 20 June 2020

Thank God we've got an Airforce.

fast spitfire recce plane snaps photos of german barges ....

Leaving the shipyards en route to the embarkation harbour at Nouvion.

It soon becomes obvious that there is a dire shortage of skilled crews.

Resistance agents reported that the german commander Von Tiddenheim was present and witnessed several near misses.

With forces like this at his disposal. The British stand a good chance of winning.

Friday 19 June 2020

Night and Day

   information from the resistance & SOE agents in France .... german activities in the channel ports..

  Day and night, the shipyards of the Cherbourg peninsula echo to the flash of welding torches and rivet guns as the invasion fleet readies to sail.

Tuesday 2 June 2020

A couple of additions to the Home Guard....

Slowly in the process of adding some more figures to the collection, this time a couple for the home guard (from Colonel Bills home guard cart crew set)..