Monday, January 23, 2006

Worth your attention Lads !

It has been fascinating to read this first class account by Peter Green (49th LAA, who else !) of what it was actually like to lay the smoke at Cassino. As a Wireless/Op all I did was to send the messages that told these poor bastards where to lay their smoke!
Click on link to see the article.
BBC - WW2 People's War - Monte Cassino - "Smoke Trains". - A8738003


Blogger Peter G said...

An excellent contribution. They are like oases in the Sahara right now, few and far between.

Talking of 'few and far between' can we get the Comments going? I've tried to expand one or two threads but my comments are only getting a rare reply. How is it that every email between us invariably gets a response, yet here there is nothing?

None of us had any difficulty whatsoever posting and commenting on the BBC WW2 site - the blog is different, yes, but not in the least more difficult. Posting photos, here is far easier and less restrictive - so what's the problem?

To assist in you going back to comment (purely as a temporary measure) I'm going to lift the 4 post restiction and have all posts on view. I'll tidy up before we go public.


Monday, 23 January, 2006  
Blogger Tomcann said...


an excellent account of what it was like at the 'sharp end' of Bailey's mad mile - I still shiver a bit at the weather - we were at Presenzano about this time and it rained like there was a plug missing upstairs when the side of a mountain fell on us - in the middle of the night of course - we spent the next week cleaning up and drying out - it was lots of fun !

Monday, 23 January, 2006  

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