Dec. 13, 1943

Universal carrier and mortar team of the Indian 6th Royal Frontier Force, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of Eighth Army's front, 13 December 1943. NA 9785 IWM.

Universal carrier and mortar team of the Indian 6th Royal Frontier Force, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of Eighth Army’s front, 13 December 1943.
NA 9785 IWM.

Left San Vito at 7:30 Bob Schoales, Ralph and driver and I in a light Field amb. Drove down over the familiar surroundings to the Sangro – where we found the engineers had replaced the blown bridge by a span 1,100 ft. long. The traffic was terrific, drove past all of our old camping grounds and finally arrived at Termoli at 3:30. From there we drove to Foggia, the last time I had seen this town was Oct. 1 – early in the morning in the Vanguard of the attack on Motta. We went from here to Barletta and then to Andria where the 1st Can Gen Hospital is. Was admitted and placed in public ward as all other wards are full.

Interrogation of a German soldier who entered San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, in civilian clothes, 13 December 1943. Credit: Lieut. Frederick G. Whitcombe / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-180098

Interrogation of a German soldier who entered San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, in civilian clothes, 13 December 1943. Credit: Lieut. Frederick G. Whitcombe / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-180098

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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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