Byline: JAMES TAIT
TEN French Commandos made a nostalgic return to the Highlands for a commemorative service yesterday.
The men, aged between 85 and 92, are among the last surviving members of the Free French Forces who fought in the Second World War.
They were attached to No.4 Commando under the command of their countryman - naval officer NAVAL OFFICER. The name of an officer of the United States, whose duties are prescribed by various acts of congress.
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On D-Day - June 6, 1944 - they took part in the storming of Sword Beach in Normandy as members of the first Special Service Brigade. The men were led ashore by Lord Lovat and his Piper, Bill Millin, who played Highland Laddie.
Movie epic The Longest Day portrays the fight by Keiffer and his men to take a fortified fortified (fôrt´fīd),
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Yesterday the men took part in a special ceremony at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial before visiting Achnacarry Castle and walking part of the "Commando Trail".
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WWII World War Two ; RESPECT: French and British troops pray at the Spean Bridge Commando Memorial