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A Newfoundlander’s Hunt for Rommel

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Flanker’s Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel by Frank Galgay with Donna Kearney Adams, follows a young Newfoundlander’s unconventional mission and journey during WWll. In 1941, 18-year-old Joseph Kearney left his home in St. John’s to join The First Royal Artillery Contingent on British soil. At the time, soldiers had to be at least 20-years-old to join the Regiment, so Kearney lied about his age. Afterwards, he had been accepted into the Scottish Commando, an elite unit considered to be the brainchild of Winston Churchill. With this unit, Kearney became a part of the mission to capture or kill German General Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. Kearney and 60 other men set out for Rommel towards…

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