Sunday, October 28, 2012




El Alamein – Montgomery regroups his troops

A New Zealand machine gun post in a rocky part of the Allied positions in the Alamein area.

The tank was filled with a thousand buzzing flies and smelt vaguely of death. Occasionally a shot pinged against the armour. My peace of mind was not helped by a tactless signaller who informed me, between grips for breath after running and dodging, that a shell had come through the forward observation port of the tank the day before.