Trooper Tom Canning in Milan - the 1940's
Shortly after landing in Italy with the 21st British Army Tank Brigade, we found ourselves too close to the Army HQ at Caserta and so had to be on our best behaviour as the Army Group Commander, Gen Sir Harold Alexander, was often to be seen being driven to and from various locales. This impressed our senior officers, who were a bit paranoid in case we were spotted doing something odd which would mean trouble.
Fortunately, the lower ranks were not quite so impressed and went about their lives as usual, which meant that inasmuch as we had no idea what was in store in the near future we were … more >>
John Kelly, Joan Styan, John Gardiner, Ashley Leather, Joseph J Brown, Josie Vernon, Audrey Lewis, Trooper Tom Canning and Iain C Macpherson, BBC WW2 People's War. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402147713370 accessed: 21 September, 2017 (BBC WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar)
location of experience: Milan
Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 14:28:33 +0100