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Johnny Wiseman

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John Wiseman, MC (27 January 1916 – 23 August 2005) was a British Army officer and Second World War Special Air Service (SAS) veteran, where he saw action in the long range desert raiding parties of the North African Campaign, then in front line support of the invasion of Sicily and Italy during which he was awarded the Military Cross, followed by commando operations deep behind German lines following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Early life and army career Wiseman was born in Kingston upon Thames, and educated at St Paul's school and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he studied languages. In 1937 Wiseman went into the optical instrument business founded by his father, Max, who arrived from Germany in the 1920s. They were a Jewish family and a taped interview with him and archivist Martin Sugarman is at the Jewish Military Museum in London, where his MC and medal group with photograph are on display. On the outbreak of war he attempted to join the Royal Air F
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