Dec. 11, 1943: wounded and shelled, but sense of humour remains intact

House where I am is shelled, so they move downstairs – am visited by Col. Playfair ADMS – 1st Div. I am to be evacuated to Naples in a couple of days to 14 Gen. Hospital. Sent XIth and had Ralph brought in today. He is now looking after me. Even this place got shelled today – when the Old Folks Home gets shelled, it is time for me to move.

Artillery barrage at the Moro River Valley looking towards San Leonardo di Ortona. December, 1943 Italy. Virtual Museum.ca

Artillery barrage at the Moro River Valley looking towards San Leonardo di Ortona. December, 1943
Italy. Virtual Museum.ca

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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.

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