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#1027978 - 3rd Jan 2017 3:45pm Birkenhead Bantams
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A little off topic I know but related to WW2. I was looking on line through old photographs of Bebington, Birkenhead and spotted one with a line of soldiers think they called them Birkenhead Bantams and every soldier was under 5ft 3ins.Never heard that fact before anyone else?

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#1027979 - 3rd Jan 2017 4:17pm Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: w10694]
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The story of the Bantams, battalions of smaller men first formed in Birkenhead during the Great War, is quite well-known. Here's a book about them ...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cheshire-Bantam...ntam+battalions

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#1028002 - 4th Jan 2017 8:18am Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: cools]
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I remember reading somewhere about Jack Haworth aka Albert Tatlock of Coronation Street fame, who was a serving bantam during the great war.

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#1028168 - 6th Jan 2017 11:41pm Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: cools]
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Were they used for special or different duties ?
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#1028210 - 7th Jan 2017 7:25pm Re: Birkenhead Bantams [Re: granny]
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No, they just did normal duties.

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