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East Kilbride Probus club's guest speaker tells of wartime and 1942 Dieppe raid

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Members of East Kilbride Probus club heard from speaker Ian Garden at their latest meeting, with a talk entitled “Telling lies in wartime and 1942 Dieppe raid”.Ian has spent much of his life working in banking, including a posting to Frankfurt; which allowed him to indulge his interest in World War II film propaganda and later saw him publish his book, Battling with the Truth, about the Third Reich’s film war.He shared examples of how some major events during the war were respectively reported, beginning with the mistaken bombing of Freiburg by the Luftwaffe in 1940.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android A total of 57 people were killed when the town was bombed by military thinking that they were over France – but it was then described as having been a British raid.Ian also spoke about the famous Dambusters Raid of May 1943, telling how the breaching of the Mohne and Edersee dams boosted morale back home; but that it took the British a few days to release news of the loss of 53 crew and eight plans, while a further three personnel were captured.He added that it was never reported that some 600 civilians and 1000 prisoners and slaves were lost.Ian went on to talk about the Artic convoys, particularly PQ17 in June 1942 which saw ships full of American tanks and armaments set out from Iceland for Russia.G

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