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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:50 AM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:23 AM
Jonathan is referring to L/Cpl. Matt Croucher ...
Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:59 AM
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:22 AM
It's a hurriedly cobbled together account using secondary sources and memoirs, some of doubtful accuracy. There are also factual inaccuracies in it - he seems to think the WRNS was formed in 1916 - and too great a reliance on the above sources including "famous" women.
If this is the best the BBC can do , they shouldn't bother.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:48 PM
In reply to the Sazbo GC the citation does state her capture in 1944 whilst holding of the Germans armed with a sten gun .
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:17 AM
I suspect that if you could ask a WW1 or WW2 VC they would probably say that the courage of the SOE Women (& men) over a period of time diferent to the often spontaneoud bravery shown in the citations of many VC awards. and they could not do that.
Or perhaps the actions weren't considered worthy of the VC, I would imagine plenty of men performed exactly the same type of action but weren't awarded the VC, should ita have been awarded just to get the ratios right?
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