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cockle

1. a dermatitis of sheep consisting of inflammatory nodules, especially on the neck and shoulders. The cause is thought to be parasitic.
2. see agrostemma.
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But author Quentin Rees's book, Cockleshell Heroes - The Final Witness, reveals new information about the fates of those captured.
Cockleshell Heroes - The Final Witness, by Quentin Rees, is available now from Amberley Publishing (Tel: 01285 760030) priced pounds 20.
JOHN Withers MacKinnon was a veteran of dangerous missions by the time he became a Cockleshell Hero.
He joined the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment - later known as the Cockleshell Heroes.
George says: ``In 1982 we were invited over to Blanquefort,near Bordeaux,for a ceremony in honour of my brother and the rest of the Cockleshell heroes.
Churchill said that the Cockleshell mission shortened the war by six weeks and Earl Mountbatten described it as the most outstanding commando raid of the Second World War.
ESPITE there being several monuments to the Cockleshell soldiers in France, the UK has never officially recognised the role that Ewart played in the war.
The Cockleshell survivors, Bill Sparks and Lt Col Herbert Hasler, who have since passed away, received distinguished service medals for their roles in the mission.