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11th August 1944 -  13 US commandos are dropped into SW France, to fight the Germans with the French resistance.  This is their story.
11th August 1944 -  13 US commandos are dropped into SW France, to fight the Germans with the French resistance.  This is their story.
11th August 1944 - 13 US commandos are dropped into SW France, to fight the Germans with the French resistance. This is their story.
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T.Allan Legare 1st Ltn (28) in charge of the Percy Pink mission
T.Allan Legare 1st Ltn (28) in charge of the Percy Pink mission

Operation Percy Pink 50min documentary 

A 50min film aimed at French school students and the people of the Dordogne valley, to educate and share the story of WW2 in their region.

We are honoring the action of 13 US Commandos, the first allied troops to be dropped into the Dordogne valley in SW France during WW2.   

They teamed up with local 'Maquis' resistance fighters to stop the remaining Germans heading north after the D-Day invasion.

Their combined action delayed the Germans joining up in Normandy by many weeks and helped to shorten WW2.

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Right now, we are interviewing the few surviving French resistance fighters in our area and have a fascinating interview with the US commanding officer T. Allan Legare from Charlston SC (US).

In Aug 2019 we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of 'Operation Percy Pink in the town of Cadouin, where the US Commando team landed.  Screen our film and invite as many relatives of the resistance and commando mission as possible to attend.

Help us finish the film

This all takes a little money.  We are a team of volunteers, giving our time to make the film and organise the event.  Please help us complete the project.

Our main costs are buying WW2 archive film and paying for the music.

consider sponsoring the archive 500 euros or the music 400 euros.

Thank you.

Simon Holland - Director Operation Percy Pink

French language trailer

There is an French language version of our film trailer here:  

https://vimeo.com/201108354

Enjoy and help us make this film possible.

Simon Holland - Director

Ronald Knoth - Producer.  

Dorothy Faison designed film poster made just for YOU.
Dorothy Faison designed film poster made just for YOU.

 Here are some of the veterans we have filmed...great people:

The US Commandos that took part in operation percy pink.
The US Commandos that took part in operation percy pink.

 

Dordogne resistance fighters
Dordogne resistance fighters

 

Dordogne resistance fighters
Dordogne resistance fighters

 

witness in 1944, saw the US parachute team in Cadouin.
witness in 1944, saw the US parachute team in Cadouin.

 

Jacques Saraben original artwork poster, made for YOU.
Jacques Saraben original artwork poster, made for YOU.

 

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We will make this film one way or another. It is too important not to complete. The posters are ready to ship to you. Thank you.

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    a 20x30 film poster plus a film postcard and a 'shoutout' of 'thank you' on the Percy Pink Facebook site.

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    A HUG, A CREDIT, email previews of early cuts and we want to hear your feedback, and an invite to a special screening + All Film Posters. plus another HUG.

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    4 nights at Moulin Nauze in France.

    Come and stay at a 'Resistance house' in France. Moulin Nauze is a 17thc Watermill in the small town of Siorac-en-Perigord. See the Nazi bullet hole in the kitchen cupboard and discover the secret room. Dates in Spring and Autumn 2017 or let us know what works for you. THANK YOU.

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    Citröen Traction tour

    Tour resistance sites in the Dordogne valley, in a Citroen Traction car. Visit the Pont du Garrit where the maquis stopped the germans tanks, the Drop zone for Operation Percy Pink and the secret hiding places the resistance fighters used in the woods. Stay at Moulin Nauze, a 17th c Water mill. Dates in Spring and autumn 2017. THANK YOU.

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