Yes, it’s true. A British Army Captain, took ‘Bertie’, a ventriloquist doll, Bertie, onto the beaches of Normandy in the first few days of invasion.
Bertie’s resplendent army uniform proudly included a number of campaign medals.
Just imagine if he had got captured. Imagine the Gestapo trying to interrogate him, to get him to talk!
All of us should now have a new creative hero. Capt.E.H.‘Ted’ North – the man who had a hand in Bertie.