Welcome to the MenintheShed Blog

This is the start of this new website dedicated to 18 Allied servicemen who were held briefly during June & July 1944 in a wooden shed in Normandy that now belongs to my friend.

Thanks to Joel & the team at www.asone.co.uk for setting it up for me… now to work!


  1. Posted June 12, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Hi Colin, I have not really known you for too long but I sensed a mutual passion for all things WW2 when we first met. You know my new logo in 2010 was tastefully & carefully created to celebrate my love of the Mod group The Jam, but it was important to me that Eric Taylor used his passion to further capture the warm protection element I have always felt from just seeing, & making as a kid, the planes of WW2. This site is a wonderful free gift to people like me & I have enjoyed the last hour or so pouring over the info – well done & I look forward to reading/seeing more. Regards, David Lees

  2. Colin Foster
    Posted June 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,
    Thanks for your kind comments; much appreciated.

    You mention Eric Taylor of Ricta UK… well, he’s had an involvement with this project in that he produced the facimile of the signature of M/Sgt Morris Sheppard which I presented to his Son & Grandson during last year’s visit to Normandy (you can read about it in my Normandy Visit 2010 blog entry) and see it on Sheppard’s pages

  3. Paul Lovell
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Permalink


    Great site.
    I am doing some research on Flt Lt John Plagis who flew with Flt lt John Harder. There are a couple of excellent photos of Plagis in the Harder photo album. Would it be possible please for me to use them in a publication? Quoting the website and the original source.
    Paul Lovell

  4. Bobbie Harder
    Posted September 20, 2011 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Hi Paul,
    The original source of these photos were John Harder’s photo albums, which were also shared with Colin. Speaking as one of his next of kin (daughter), yes you can absolutely use the photos of J. Plagis in a publication.
    Bobbie Harder

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