Sunday, June 1, 2014

Jun

1

1944

Anzio battlefield after the breakout

Men of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry eat a meal before going into action at Anzio.

We found a lot of our own boys, killed earlier on, lying where they had fallen, unburied, in corn that is waist-high. The odd German grave with ‘UNBEK. SOLDAT’ on the cross. A ruined house, smashed to rubble, with a child’s pram, painted white, spick and span in the middle of it. A dug-out that had been scooped out under a knocked out tank. All most entertaining and instructive.