Dec. 7, 1943: Moro River, “This is rather a hot spot.”
Dec. 7 – Some English tanks get across the Moro River and in to the Town of La Torre last night. We are standing to (6:30 a.m.) expecting to go up and cross the Moro R. at St. Leonardo. I have organized a fording party which I may have to use. The weather has cleared this morning. Moved at 11 a.m. – through San Vito, a very pretty drive. From the town we could see Ortona about ten kilos apart. Crossed the bridge of a tiny stream under shell fire. One shell landed in Calgary convoy behind us. We went into harbour on a ridge about two miles from the Moro River (A remarkable live broadcast with CBC Radio of the battle). Jerry opened up on us, wounding three and tearing a few holes in my jeep. This is rather a hot spot.