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Eighth Army Deeds and Dates
| Charles Hanyaway had written a detailed book of his memoirs.
This book is a fascinating autobiography, the author relates his memories of
his first 21 years of life, as an English working class young man. He lived
through a dramatic and historic period, in the 20th century, when the
British and western civilization faced peril from a barbaric nation Leaving
school at age 13 to start his working life in London, in a variety pf
mundane jobs, i a n age never to be seen again. The memories include his
experiences of the 1940 air 'blitz' on London, and his entry into the
British Army, in the following year to serve for 4 years as a 'Poor Bloody
Infantryman'. He describes in graphic details of his life, trials and
tribulations as one of the expendables of the British Army. Landing in
Normandy France. shortly after 'D' Day he describes the bitter fighting he
was engaged in against the notorious, 12th SS 'Hitler Jugend' Division where
he served in probably the finest Division in the Army, the 15th Scottish
He relates how the British and Canadians confronted the might of the German
Army, leaving the Americans easier fighting on their right flank. The
outcome being the British sustained the highest casualties in the Normandy
campaign. He survived 2 months of terrible battle to continue in the
liberation of Europe in battles through Belgium, Holland into Germany where
he was finally wounded, hitting a minefield in the assault over the River
Rhine, which was the last major battle the Allies fought in the 2nd World
War. All in all a rivetting read of a young man's first 21 years of life.
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Well we were just in on sabotage, we went in to get an ammunition dump at ...Trumly?.... and we got it. Did she ever go with a bunch of sparks too. But its right on the water, its a fort. Old, old fort.
Question- so the only purpose in attacking Trumily was to destroy the ammo
Answere- destroy the ammo. You see it was defending the whole of the east coast of Italy. It was the main ammunition dump on the east coast of Italy. And it was costing us a lot of men, because we needed the east coast of Italy to bring our ships in, they got some good ports along there like .?.Vallee.?. We lost an Ammo ship there at .?.Vallee.?. , It blew up right at dock. Pretty well wiped the town right out. But we had to get ride of those ports or the ammo, so
Question- So there was only a small patrol went in....
Answere- yeah, there was only about 7 of us, I think, and we dropped, we jumped.
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