Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Feb

4

1944

Bren gunner duels with German sniper at Anzio

A German sniper somewhere in western Europe 1943-4.

I landed in the gully, which must have been a foot deep in mud and filth. I wrapped my field dressing round the breech and mechanism of the Bren – this was no time for slip-ups – and crawled well over a hundred yards down the gully till it petered out into a culvert which was covered with undergrowth. By this time I was well camouflaged myself, being covered in mud.