Category: World War II

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F/Lt Baron Jean de Selys Longchamps’ Attack on Gestapo HQ and a hectic day for No.609 Sqn – January 20 1943

Baron Jean Michel P.M.G. de Sélys-Longchamps was born 31 May, 1912 in Brussels as the son of Baron Raymond Charles Michel Ghislain de Sélys-Longchamps and Emilie de Theux de Meylandt et Montjardin. Initially part of...

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Manston’s role in Operation Market Garden, 17th September 1944

A slowing advance and a plan By September 1944, Paris and Brussels had been liberated through weeks of heavy and costly fighting through the Normandy fields and hedgerows, after the triumph of the D-Day landings in June....