Friday, November 1, 2013

Nov

1

1943

Moving forward to the front line in Italy

Artillery tractors, trucks and jeeps seen on a road near the river Trigno, 8 November 1943.

Our convoy, all equipped with skid chains, was held up several times while vehicles were pulled out of ditches and off embankments. At the spot mentioned by Squithy our driver kept insanely hugging the edge of the cliff, and I and Spiers, peering anxiously out of the back, suddenly saw a void under our right-hand wheel as the truck leaped a culvert.