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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 9th August – Monday 17th August 1942

Click here for entry for Sunday 2nd August – Saturday 8th August 1942  Sunday August 9 Day 490 Went for medical inspection, graded B3 – excused all duties.  Food great after Tommies outfit but length of queues enourmous.  Camp has pictures, dry (general sundries store) and wet canteen (social club area where food and drinks can be … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 2nd August – Saturday 8th August 1942

Click here for entry for Saturday 25th July – Saturday 1st August 1942 Sunday August 2 Day 483 Boarded train at 8AM.  Pulled out at 9AM.  Travelled along canal arriving at Kantara at midday.  Carriages were taken across canal one at a time sideways on large barges.  Took several hours to bring whole train across and left … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 25th July – Saturday 1st August 1942

  Click here for entry for Sunday 19th July – Friday 24th July 1942 Saturday 25th July Day 475 Flies unbearable – unable to get any rest for there swarms are forever circling around your head. Occassional artillery dual and tanks have a ??? otherwise rather quiet.  Both Jerry & us moving areas in front of area … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 19th July – Friday 24th July 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 14th July (cont.) – Saturday 18th July 1942 Sunday July 19th Day 469 Jerry bombers getting troublesome – sending over too many at once – sometimes over sixty bombers supported by fighters but they are most concentrating on artillery & armour.  Would rather experience bombing than strafing (attacking ground targets … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 14th July (cont.) – Saturday 18th July 1942

Click here for entry for Thursday 9th July – Tuesday 14th July 1942 Tuesday 14th July 1942 (cont.) … managed to break through and clear a passage – then got mixed up with three of his tanks but put them out of action after dodging about a lot.  Kept on advancing inflicting heavy casualties on him … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 9th July – Tuesday 14th July 1942

Click here for entry for Friday 3rd July – Wednesday 8th July 1942 Thursday July 9th Day 459 Another quiet day – am praying he won’t attack us as battalion spread out terribly thin.  Hear heavy bombing at box at night. Friday July 10th Day 460 Sighted twelve of his tanks about mid-day – our anti-tank opened … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 3rd July – Wednesday 8th July 1942

Click here for entry for Saturday 27th June (cont) – Thursday 2nd July 1942  Friday July 3rd Day 452 Experiencing extremely heavy shelling.  Stukas and Junkers bombed brigade Head Quarters.  Weather scorching. Saturday July 4th Day 453 Still receiving heavy shelling – on raiding party at night.  Our artillery put over terrific barrage at 9 o’clock … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 27th June (cont) – Thursday 2nd July 1942

Click here for entry for Tuesday 23rd June (cont) – Saturday 27th June 1942 Saturday 27th June (cont.) … unwanted gear – marching to transport.  Left escarpment – shortage of transport – B Echelon had been chased away by tanks.  Onto the first lorry that had room.  B Leatham & I on back of anti-tank portee … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 23rd June (cont) – Saturday 27th June 1942

Click here for entry for Thursday 18th June (cont) – Tuesday 23rd June 1942 Tuesday 23rd June (cont.) … out – each platoon separated – will not have much chance of retreating if Jerry pushes.  First put my gear in dugout but all have countless bed bugs so shifted in another’s(?) pit.  Jerry planes over at night … Continue reading

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