Jan. 13 & 14, 1944

Jan. 13: Col. Hunter was here today. I am to go back to England as all exchanges in 5th Div. are cancelled. Expect to sail on the Lady Douglas Hospital ship about the 28th of Jan. from Naples. Col. McFarlane will be here on the 18th and I am to interview him too. Am kind of of fed up with the whole thing.

Jan. 14: Am going over to the 14th C.G.H. (Canadian General Hospital) at Caserta to see Frank Fish today Went by truck via Napoli to Caserta, passed more and more troops, among them Free French and Ghurkas, an Algerian tribe dressed in khaki with a heavy brown kimono like wrap over them. Landed at 14th Gen at noon and had lunch with Frank, then we visited all the Calgary boys in hospital and then went to Town to see Prince Umberto’s Palace. The second largest palace in the world, but by far the largest I have ever seen. We went through the main parts of it. In the evening we had an old fashioned cribbage tournament, I finally oozed him out, by a score of 6-5.

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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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