The Most Courageous Raid of WWII

Operation Frankton

Bills Sparks DSM one of the only two survivors of the raid lived on Canvey for fifteen years. This is the BBC’s documentary about the raid that took place in December 1942. Bill Sparks published two books which we have reviewed here.

Click on the following link to see the video.

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  • This is the documentary I was talking about – Bill Sparks is a true war hero, and to think he lived on the island is an honour. I heard about the plaque and if it goes through that would be great!

    By Liam Heatherson (11/02/2012)
  • Something will be done Liam. It probably will not be a blue plaque as he lived at two different addresses. I will keep you posted.

    By Janet Penn (12/02/2012)

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