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Music in Wartime Italyicon for Recommended story

Strange as it seems now, my mother's favourite opera was playing, Cavaleria Rusticana, Mascagni's...

Joining the Caterpillar and Goldfish Clubsicon for Recommended story

Vern Herron piloting one of them, got two German rifleman who were taking shots at me The Walrus turned and...

Roman realities in 1944icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The church was empty but I peopled it with Cavaradossi, jealous Floria Tosca and the scheming Scarpia who...

Woundedicon for Recommended story

My wounds were dressed at the Casualty Clearing Station, it was there I found out I had been hit in the...

The Sinking of HMHS Newfoundland.icon for Recommended story

Sister Dorothy Mary Cole of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service joined HMHS...

The Treasure of the Castleicon for Recommended story

The town of Predappio was in fact the birthplace of Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, and the castle...

A Vet Remembers: The Canadian Army in Italyicon for Recommended story

A Fighting Perth Remembers The night was black as pitch, no moon, no stars, no flash of artillery fire to...

Facing the Unknown: Brazilian Soldiers in Italyicon for Recommended story

Although his parents were from Italy, he was born in Brazil, and he still lives here. Along with thousands...

A Roman Idyll - 1944icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Together, we laugh at the incongruity when noticing that the Church of the Trinity is flanked by buildings...

The First Papal Audience for Allied Troops: Rome, 1944icon for Recommended story

The 8th Army had marched from the sands of El Alamein in Egypt, through Cyrenaica, Libya, Tripolitania and...

An Audience with the Pope - Rome, 1944icon for Recommended story

It was on June 4th 1944 that Rome was 'liberated' by a Commando group from the Combined British 8th...

Monte Cassino, March to May 1944icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Mar 22 : Larry's diary says he was at Mignano and two Messerschmits were shot down. April 23:...

Reminiscences: Black Watch at Monte Cassinoicon for Recommended story

The battalion first went into action when the front line was static in the mountains near Monte Cassino,...

The Tide Turnsicon for Recommended story

Tunisia was much better, there were fewer Germans there and a lot less resistance plus we were lucky to...

You Can Learn Something From Waricon for Recommended story

The Ministry was going to be transferred to Northern Italy, like many other firms as they feared the...

Characters at Waricon for Recommended story

On a day of "rest", Paddy was sitting on top of the turret of his Churchill Tank cleaning his...

Tales from 92 Sqaudronicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Well, one day Ken Warren was taking off but Dickie, his fitter, didn't get off the tail in time and Ken...

With the Royal Army Medical Corps at Monte Cassinoicon for Recommended story

It took some hours, but the Army managed to send them mutton, goat, rice, chuppaties and potatoes all...

Encounter with the Pope in Rome, July 1944icon for Recommended story

Last September I was in Rome which was part of a 60th anniversary Battlefield tour of Italy I had taken,...

Nursing Sister in Wartime: Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Serviceicon for Recommended story

I joined as a Nursing Sister with the Red Cross and seconded to the Air Force but then transferred to the...

Shirt Box Under the Sofaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

There were several pictures of my 'Uncle Peter' during his travels around war-torn Europe - all of...

Hot Showers and Clean Underwear, Occasionallyicon for Recommended story

This had a most unexpected benefit owing to the perspicacity of the Lance Corporal i/c the bathhouse, who...

Reminiscences of a Veteran Sapper - 5icon for Recommended story

And so I continued the recce right through the Gothic Line, sometimes sleeping in an amiable Italian's...

Crash Landing off the Coast of Sicilyicon for Recommended story

On the invasion of Sicily from Tunisia, we took off in our Waco glider on the evening of 9th July 1943,...

San Polo Massacre, 1944icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

4 Troop on the North-Eastern road, penetrated beyond San Polo to the first main feature where they were...

The Day I Should Have Died: 4th Queen's Own Hussars in Italyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The day had started with my tank commander, Busty Thomas MM, going sick, I believe with an old wound, and...

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