Aug. 24 & 25, 1943

Aug. 24: Another busy day today – a lot of Malaria, but not so much Dysentery. A cloud burst yesterday, made everything pretty miserable here. Poop walked in yesterday afternoon – he is a patient in No. 5 Canadian General, waiting to be evacuated to Africa. Tommy Johnson passed through our hands today
en route to Africa. His game knee has gone bad again. Still no mail. We bought a pig and ate it today. It was grand.

Aug. 25: Another very hot day – malaria is about holding it’s own. Dysentery is on the decline. Reports today show that the 1st. Can. Div. Is taking a beating from Malaria as well as several English units in our vicinity. An Italian orchestra from Catania played on our grounds last night – very good too. They closed the evening by playing “God Save the King.” The flies are terrible.

A member of the AFPU photographs a Sherman tank passing along a road, 12 July 1943.

A member of the AFPU photographs a Sherman tank passing along a road, 12 July 1943.
© IWM (NA 4649)

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

One response to “Aug. 24 & 25, 1943”

  1. DWA Sundholm says :

    excellent!

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