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The “Red Devils” Have Landed

by on May 30, 2012

Led by Capt. Cecil Hawthorne III, the fearless fighting “Red Devils” of the British 6th Parachute Brigade have made their daring landing in France.  The unfortunate recourse of the failed attempt to seize a supply depot that the Jerrys had hoarded, had made Capt. Hawthorne and his men change their tactics when fighting the Nazis.  This first failure is but a stepping stone, not a failure but a lesson, a lesson in humility that has led to enlightenment.  For the Nazis won’t be so lucky when we next engage.  The next time, the “Red Devils” will take you straight to hell!

“Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.
Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth lasts for a thousand years, men will still say,
“This was their finest hour!”

– Winston Churchill

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4 Comments
  1. Nice entry. Next session the Brittish, Soviet, and American’s will Truscott Trot their way to victory!

  2. Very nice, Matt… only… we’re not in France… our campaign is in Italy 😉

  3. You should post your 500 point list when you get a chance Matt!

  4. 1st505thpir permalink

    Granted it is late ’43 but two brigades (2nd & 4th) of British para’s landed in Italy for operation Slapstick the invasion of Italy…

    Though the landings were by sea, and were unopposed … the only casulities coming when an LST struck a mine.

    However, one company from 11th Bn (4th Brigade) did make a parachute assault on the island of Kos several weeks later.

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