Hermes' Wings

History, Writing and Personal Musings

normandy – David Currie

German officers and troops surrender to Canadian forces at St. Lambert-sur-Dives in August 1944. At the left of the picture, with pistol in hand, is an officer identified as Major David Currie, his face begrimed by three days of battle during which his command had destroyed seven enemy tanks, twelve 88mm guns, and 40 vehicles, while killing 300 German troops, wounding 500 and capturing 2,100 — a feat which won him Victoria Cross, the Empire’s greatest award for battlefield gallantry.

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