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The Second World War

Photographs France

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Photographs of the Maquis or French Resistance fom the Pithiviers area in late 1944.

 

Captain Cecil Riding (Jock) grew up near Lockerbie in Dumfriesshire. In 1940 he joined the Coldstream Guards before transferring to the Highland Light Infantry in 1941. In February 1944 Cecil Riding was selected for the newly formed Special Air Service (SAS) and was posted on special duty throughout occupied Western Europe in 1944 and 1945 for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

Materials/Media:
Paper
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2012.18.79, 2012.18.81
Digital Number:
DMCR056a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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