The British Resistance in Wales

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    The British Resistance in Wales exhibition

    No its not an underground resistance movement hoping to thwart yet
    another Nationalist attempt to split the United Kingdom in two.

    Rather its the Welsh branch of Churchill's resistance force, called the
    Auxilliary Units, formed in 1940 to resist the German invasion and
    occupation of Britain.
    Theirs currently an exhibition of the Auxiliary Units in Wales at
    Abergavenny Museum, to coincide with the premier of the film
    Resistance, based on the novel by Owen Sheers.
    As you know this was mentioned in an earlier post back in November
    about the forthcoming release of the film.

    The British Resistance in Wales exhibition

    The Auxiliary Units in Wales video

    British Resistance in Wales, film teaser
     
  2. See also The British Resistance Organisation Home Page

    Meridian Television made a programme and featured my Father in Law, Don Handscombe, blowing up a railway line. They kept the old chap hanging around all day in the freezing cold; keep in mind that Don was over 80. At the end of filming they grudgingly bought the old boy a sandwich and that's all he got for a days filming.
    The best bit was when they were filming him placing a charge on the line and a member of the public ambled onto the filming.
    "What are you doing?" he asked
    Don Handscombe replied "I'm blowing up this railway line. What does it f**king look like"
    That didn't get broadcast :)
     
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  3. But they didn't actually do anything, and the film looks ****.
     
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  4. H3

    H3 LE

    You should be glad that they didn't do anything as you may have been writing in German ... Be greatfull !
     
  5. Have you seen the film DD? Has anybody? Wouldn't mind a quick review if anyone has.
     
  6. I'm extremely grateful to the units that actually fought the enemy.

    That said, if I were sat here writing in German, it's quite unlikely that I'd mind.
     
  7. Cheers DD.