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Schleswig Holstein Football Match

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Peter Gilson
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Falmouth Cornwall
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A8708790
Contributed on: 
21 January 2006

CWS 180804D 16:12:08 — 16:12:50

This story has been added by CSV volunteer Linda Clark on behalf of the author Peter Gilson. His story was given to the Trebah WW2 Video Archive, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2004. The Trebah Garden Trust understand the site’s terms and conditions.

When the Germans were in Falmouth we entertained them royally and one of the entertainments was a football match against the Docks Apprentices. I’m delighted to say that the Docks Apprentices beat the Germans but this didn’t stop the Germans presenting all the team with a postcard of their vessel. A friend of mine round the corner, Grahame Campbell, now well into his eighties loaned me his copy and we have a number of copies of pictures of the Schleswig Holstein, although not in Falmouth Harbour. Lots of people did take pictures of it whilst it was in Falmouth Harbour and I’m sure many people remember that.

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