Royal Canadian Engineers SOE in Dunkirk?
I am trying to nail down some information on a man who probably was in the Royal Canadian engineers. The story goes that he was blowing up bridges ( Canadian SOE?) around Dunkirk, was caught and interned in a POW camp. Where he was sentenced to death. As he was one of the 1920 Connught Rangers mutineers in India, the Irish Government made representations through the German consulate in Dublin ( The man was Irish)and he was let off. Did the royal Canadian Engineers do this sort of SOE thing in Dunkirk? can you reccommend any sites or reading material?
Anything at all would be a Godsend. His name was William Coman and his nickname was Bill the Black.
Tom Burnell, Research Curator, Thurles Famine and War Museum, Tipperary Ireland.