Interesting story from my friend gpcox.
Once we get back into WWII, we will mainly have Pacific Theater information here. So, during this intermission time, I’ll take this opportunity to include another European Theater story.
X-Troop, George Lane is standing, back row center
Mr. X Meets the Desert Fox
George Lane aka: Lanyi Gyorgy
British Commando, No. 10 X Troop
In the spring of 1942, Lord Mountbatten created a commando unit made up of 10 troops. No. 10 consisted of European born Jewish volunteers to be described as “unknown warriors,” false identities included. To prove their loyalty, these men were required to perform extremely dangerous operations behind enemy lines.
Lanyi Gyorgy, Hungarian-born, was in England in 1939 and married Miriam Rothschild in 1943; it was through her connections that he was able to enlist in the army at all. On 15-17 May, before D-Day, the newly named “George Lane” and “Roy Woolridge” were sent to Normandy…
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I hope your readers enjoy this one. I appreciate the re-blog!