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Eighth Army Deeds and Dates

I was once told that some men were taken to a slaughter house where some sacks were filled with warm blood. They were then told to stab them to help condition the trainees to the feeling of blood. The person who mentioned this to me claimed he became good with a knife. Would anyone have any comments on this claim.
Fareham Hants, England, 1940
the Old Manor House in Wickham Road, Fareham Hants, England, 1940
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Charles Hanaway 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 Division.

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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