The unit which is the focus of our portrayal is the “4th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry”. This Battalion served as lorried infantry, supporting the tanks of the “11th Armoured Division”.

They landed in Normandy on June 13th 1944. They participated in many of the operations around Caen and Falaise and led the British army into Belgium. Passing Lens and Tournai, they head up towards Antwerp, being the first unit to enter this city. They played an important role in campaigns held in Holland, the Ardennes and Germany. For this specific division, the war ended in Lübeck as an occupation force. In January 1946 the 11th division was dissolved.

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