Tenby 1940: faith in victory


Tenby 1940 –

This weekend of September 23 and 24, Tenby commemorates the symbolic presence of part of the Belgian army on British territory, in September 1940. An episode nicknamed “the Belgian surge”.

Certainly, the invitation from the local authorities of the small coastal town of Tenby, in south Wales, did not leave indifferent the Belgian delegation which will go there on September 23. A program organized by the Royal British Legion awaits him there, in the presence of General Marc Thys, aide-de-camp of King Philippe and various patriotic associations: Te Deum at St Mary’s Church – one of the oldest religious buildings in the country of Wales –, moment of testimonies, laying of flowers at the war memorial, parade with a detachment of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards and the Military Band of Prince of Wales’s Regiment… The day, which will end with a reception, promises to be rich in emotion. But what exactly are we celebrating? […]

Google translation from the French version

Soir Mag 
Tenby 1940: la foi dans la victoire 
26/09/2023 – 11:00 
Original article in French 
Autor: Myriam Bru 

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