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Sighted Italy and soon afterwards entered Messina Straits. Had a long walk today with two of my friends,...

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Harry Blood's War Part 1 - Call up and initial training, 1940

From his call-up into the Army in January 1941 until his ‘demob’, Harry Blood kept a diary. I...

Harry Blood's War Part 2 - Voyage to North Africa Part 1, April - May 1941

It is a fine scene on the river here; the town and harbour on one side; on the other, scattered grey stone...

Harry Blood's War Part 3: Serving in North Africa, 1941

By lorry about thirty miles to 7th Armoured Division H.Q. – my first journey on the Western Desert....

Harry Blood's War Part 4 - Serving in North Africa, 1942

Lady Lampson, wife of Sir Miles Lampson, the Governor-General, is running a scheme giving parties of...

Harry Blood's War Part 5: Serving in the Middle East, 1942-43

Just as I got nicely settled in Beirut I got posted, on 20th October, together with Taffy Evans to the...

Harry Blood's War Part 7: Serving in Naples, 1943-45

They are: - Harry Thompson, Cpl., from Stoke; Clem Simpson, Mansfield; Tom Cousins, Leeds; Bert Foster,...

Harry Blood's War Part 9: Postings in England, 1945-46

The Monty Club was a Royal Palace; the Hotel Metropole was the biggest hotel in Brussels with its own...

Harry Blood's War Part 2 - Voyage to North Africa Part 2, June 1941

Apparently we are in the Gulf of Suez now with land seen sometimes on both sides... In the evening we...

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