Grampy's War [NOOK Book]

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As with most people of his generation, Fred Britt didn't really mention the war unless he was with fellow veterans. But when Colin Simmons found 20 hours of tapes that Fred had recorded of his experiences, after he died, 'I thought it would be nice if people could hear and read about his experiences, the story of the common man. On the tapes my Grandad asks if one of his grandchildren could do something with them. I had no idea what he did during the war. By doing this I am ensuring that his name and what he went...
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Grampy's War

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As with most people of his generation, Fred Britt didn't really mention the war unless he was with fellow veterans. But when Colin Simmons found 20 hours of tapes that Fred had recorded of his experiences, after he died, 'I thought it would be nice if people could hear and read about his experiences, the story of the common man. On the tapes my Grandad asks if one of his grandchildren could do something with them. I had no idea what he did during the war. By doing this I am ensuring that his name and what he went through has not been forgotten.' Fred served with them through his training in the UK, over to Africa (at the end of El Alamein), the Invasion of Pantelleria, Sicily, & Italy, including the battles of the River Sangro, and Anzio. When Victory over Europe was declared he was then dispatched to Africa to begin training for the invasion of Japan. When that was averted he was then sent to the Middle East and was involved in the Palestine War. He returned to his family in Portsmouth in 1946.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781447550013
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    recommended

    The start of this book was a bit disjointed and difficult to get into, but as time went by it was interesting to follow his time through. It was especially for me, as my father was in the Royal Engineers stationed in the same areas for the most part that he was in, including the landings in Italy etc. The only difference was my father built roads, bridges & hospitals, he never mentioned bomb disposale. Thank you

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