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Private Read lied about his age when he landed on a Normandy Beach...
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SIXTEEN
By Harold Read
Having lied about his age when he volunteered, 14414899 private Harold Read was just 16 years old when he landed on a Normandy beach on the evening of the sixth of June 1944. Following a stint of training in Scotland, his regiment the 1st Oxford and Buckinghamshire was moved to the south coast unaware of what lay ahead for them.

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Title:
SIXTEEN
Contributor:
Harold Read
Length:
2.23 mins
Date:
29 May 2004
Source:
Video Nation Gloucestershire
Country:
England - South West
Categories:
Excitement
Fears
Memories
Feature:
D-Day


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