This Day In History

1944 Normandy Bridgehead. Operation Charnwood. D Company 5th East Lancashires attacks St Contest through a minefield in a cornfield until pinned down by 4 Tiger tanks. 7 dead and 15 wounded out of 80 men.
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Chapter 2 – THE SEVEN YEARS WAR 1756-63

Louisburg. In 1758 the 40th and 47th won their first battle honours for the reduction of the French fortress of Louisburg, where the 47th gained the nickname “Wolfe’s Own”.

Quebec. On 17th September 1759 the 47th and the Grenadier Company of the 40th earned great distinction in the decisive battle of Quebec. The battle is commemorated annually by the Regiment, who also wear black in memory of General Wolfe’s death at the moment of victory. The 40th took part in the capture of Montreal, 1760.

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