George FoggoNot all secret stuff is hidden away. The Mimoyecques Battery in France was a case in point. Created to house V3 cannons which would hit London directly. Each barrel was over 100 metres long. To destroy it required an enormous amount of explosive!
George Foggo – Film 1When war was declared, George ended up working as a joiner on shore defences, artillery placements and the building of huts for a radar station. In 1942 hes called up and joins the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). From here he heads to 17 Company Bomb Disposal.
George Foggo – Film 2George talks in detail about his work in bomb disposal. He worked in London and was kept very busy
George Foggo – Film 3In 1944 George heads to Normandy He wasnt on the first wave but mine clearing was a very dangerous job and the pressure took its toll on a number of his mates.
George Foggo – Film 4George meets Colonel T.R.B Sanders. Hes in charge of investigating the Heavy Crossbow sites (Operation Crossbow) and in this film George talks about one of the Fortress of Mimoyecques.
George Foggo – Film 5George and the rest of the demolition platoon set about laying tons of explosives so they can try and blow the fortress to bits.
George Foggo – Film 6Despite his work at the site, George never got a chance to see the results of his handy work. As the Allies push ontowards Germany hes tasked with following up and taking over key buildings to save them being trashed. With the wars end in sight, George is back on bomb disposal duties. He talks about some of his experiences. Thanks to George for sharing his story about one of the most secretive Nazi sites uncovered during the war.
Not all secret stuff is hidden away. The Mimoyecques Battery in France was a case in point. Created to house V3 cannons which would hit London directly. Each barrel was over 100 metres long.
To destroy it required an enormous amount of explosive!