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Discussion in 'Celebrities and Entertainment From WWII' started by Dave War44, Nov 20, 2007.

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  1. Dave War44

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    Lee As Dracula

    Born 1922. Father: Lieutenant-Colonel Geoffrey Trollope Lee of the 60th King's Royal Rifles Corp. Mother: Marchesina Estelle Marie Caradini di Sarzano, an Edwardian woman of great beauty.

    Lee volunteered to fight for the Finnish forces during the Winter War against the Soviet Union in 1939; however, as Lee admits in his autobiography, he and his fellow British volunteers were in Finland only a fortnight and kept well away from the Russian forces the whole time. He went on to serve in the Royal Air Force and intelligence services during World War II. He trained in South Africa as a pilot but eyesight problems forced him to drop out. He eventually ended up in North Africa as Cipher Officer for No. 260 Squadron RAF and was with it through Sicily and Italy. Additionally, he has mentioned serving in Special Operations Executive. Lee retired from the RAF after the end of the War with the rank of Flight Lieutenant.

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    Lee As Saruman
     
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    Now this is a surprise, i have never associated Lee with WWII, only Dracular... :cheers: Nice find Dave... :thumb:
     
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    Haha, thats lucky really, if he ever saw any frontline action he might not have made it to playing saruman!
     

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