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DLI 11th Battalion

by Brenda Zizza

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Contributed by 
Brenda Zizza
People in story: 
Jack Bullock
Location of story: 
Thetford to Berlin
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A3830889
Contributed on: 
25 March 2005

My Dad, Jack Bullock, drove a bren gun carrier. He was with the DLI 11th Battalion which trained at Thetford. They left Thetford on the 8 June 1944 and landed at Gold Beach, British 50th (Northumbrian) Division, D-Day + 6. They reached Berlin via Caen where they sufferd heavy casualties and joined the 2nd Regiment Devonshires. They guarded the bridge at Nijmegen looking for frogmen while the engineers built a bridge along side it.

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