Friday, January 17, 2014

Jan

17

1944

Canadian infantry assault behind artillery barrage

Another of the 4.5 guns during the barrage.

This time, we were directly under the flight paths of the shells at the point in the trajectory where they were on their downward journey. It was ten minutes of listening with awe and fearful doubts as they whirred over our heads and plunged into the target area with a drumbeat roll. And then we were on our way for what we thought would be the decisive thrust that would end the agony our regiment was going through.