Alan- How wonderful of you to be doing all that. There is so much out there in your country , I guess, and for sure in ours that needs to be told. And told right. Sometimes I think one author gets it wrong and a whole bunch just take his story, embellish it and so it goes. It amazes me how many people think the movies made re the war are historically true.
The 893rd was in Chudleigh Leighton from about Jan - Mar 1944. Then they were sent to Bridport to make room for all those who were to practice the landing in Normandy.
While in Chudleigh a 893rd man met and married a Chudleigh girl. In November he was killed. I read that the girl had his body brought to Chudleigh where there now is a Memorial for him.
My husband joined the Bn in March at Bridport where he and some other officers stayed at an inn. Mary