- Contributed by
- West Sussex Library Service
- People in story:
- Ernest (Jim) Buckland
- Location of story:
- London; Dorset
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- Contributed on:
- 18 June 2005
In 1942, I was in the Royal Corps of Signals and was posted to the Chief Signal Officers Staff in London.
Each day we used to receive classified security reports of the German troop movements, aircraft losses and Naval losses. In one of these reports, we received information that train loads of wounded German soldiers with horrific burns were going through Belgium, back to Germany.
We later learned that there had been an attempted invasion on the Dorset coast, which had been beaten back by the use of FIDO — an oil system, which sprayed the sea and was set on fire.
I have never seen any information published on this incident. At the time, we were lead to believe it had been covered by “Picture Post” acting for the War Dept.
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