British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The following extract, taken from George's memoir written in , covers the point at which he is captured. Sept 4th dawned dull and cloudy but insufficiently damp to wash out our daily raid. The Klaxon horn sounded the raid warning at 5am. Cursing raids. War and everything else.
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Aces of 'Naval 3'. The latter took over 'Naval 8's' Pups too, for the unit was about to receive examples of the new Sopwith Triplane see Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 62 - Sopwith Triplane Aces for further details. The first two flights left by toad on 1 February, with the third departing on the 3rd. One of the squadron's pilots was future ace Leonard Rochford, who thought that the Pups they took over at Vert Galand 'were mostly in very poor condition, having completed many flying hours'. The squadron was not up to total pilot strength either, with Wg Capt CL Lambe, who travelled from Dunkirk to check that the new unit was settling in, stating that several Canadians were about to arrive.
The first, in September , was between Louis and the Emperor Maximilian. Maximilian agreed to invest Louis as Duke of Milan in return for cash, while Louis then allocated Milan, Genoa, Asti, the duchy of Burgundy, Macon and Auxerre to the dowry of his daughter, after her proposed marriage to the future Emperor Charles V Maximilian's grandson. In the second, agreed in October between Louis and Ferdinand II of Aragon, Louis surrendered his claim to Naples by making it the dowry of his niece Germaine of Foix after she married Ferdinand the marriage took place in March This ensured the permanent union of Brittany with the kingdom of France.
A further reference point is the Bellicourt Monument which is another kilometre further on down towards St Quentin. At the entrance to the cemetery is a small chapel with a bronze door, surmounted by an American eagle. The walls commemorate the Americans whose remains were never recovered or identified.