D-Day Dodgers

You’ve heard of D-Day, but do you know about the D-Day dodgers?

Did you know that the Eighth Army together with the US Fifth Army made the first European landing in Sicily before the D-Day of June 1944. The Eighth Army was comprised of many soldiers from many nations, including Africa, Morocco, West Indies, India, New Zealand.

The Nickname “D-Day Dodgers” originated when Nancy Astor, MP referred to them as such and is commemorated in a song by the Platters.