Albert Price – a Monkspath resident and a hero.

I see Albert and his wife regularly when walking near Elmbridge Drive and Shelly Crescent.

What I didn’t know was Albert took part in a tragic (and secret) Operation Smash, in practice for D Day. He was guiding one of several tanks ashore in Studland Bay and was one of a few that survived the tragedy. These short videos from BBC 4’s Beach Live show some of the story.

See the link to the BBC webpage for more details.


You can still watch the programme on Catch Up, it was shown Wednesday just gone.

We owe so much to people like Albert.

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