Lake, Harold L, M.M.
Title PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE. TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
Book Condition Very Good -
Edition Second Printing.
Publisher St. John's, Newfoundland Harry Cuff 1995
0921191960 / 9780921191964
Seller ID 30172
205 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. The late Harold Lake's personal reminiscences of his experiences with the 166th (Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, during World War II. Contents: Introduction (Why I wrote this book / Some of the people in the Regiment / The view from above); Joining Up (My upbringing / Why I 'joined up' / First impressions of Army life / On our way); England (Woolwich / Deepcut / Wykhurst Park / Fleggburgh, Norfolk / The Pangbourne Stew / A social blunder / 'Cartoons' / Regimental Sergeant Major / Up and down in rank); North Africa (Bartlett's Little Pears / On Guard / On the front lines / Robert 'Browned Off' Bugden / Three Murphys / First O.P. in the hills of Tunisia / Longstop Hill / We get orders to go to Banana Ridge / Daylight frontal attack / North Africa is taken); Italy (The Sangro and the German winter line / Lanciano and north to the Moro River / Living conditions / Infiltration / Moro River and Mules / Lateral Road / Christmas, 1943 / Frisa Ridge: New Year's Eve / The Second Paratroop Brigade / An Interesting episode / Captain Eaton is awarded the Military Cross / Cassino & the Monastery - Italy 1944 / Supporting the Coldstreams Guards Assault / Chic Kelland / The 'Battle of Rome'); After the War (Campbell Eaton and Other Comrades / Perhaps they left us up there); Appendices (Quotations Concerning Newfoundland Servicemen / Excerpts from Letters to Harold's Parents from Overseas / An Unusual Legacy / War Poems). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, light hinge creases, light edge wear, faint line indentations and very light rubbing on covers.