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Interesting A Soldiers Guide to Italy

Article about: Guys Picked this up this week for a few quid from Ebay Interesting writing inside? Any ideas? I am thinking 175th Field Artillery Battalion ? Cheers in advance !

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    Default Interesting A Soldiers Guide to Italy

    Guys
    Picked this up this week for a few quid from Ebay

    Interesting writing inside?

    Any ideas?

    I am thinking 175th Field Artillery Battalion ?

    Cheers in advance !
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    I didn't know the Italians used road signs!!!!


    Sorry to our Italian friends
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    An officer with a map? There's your problem right there.

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    The map i feel was added later and is a paper cutting ?

    any ideas on the writing anybody??

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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    An officer with a map? There's your problem right there.
    The most dangerous thing in the world as I recall if not supervised by a SNCO

    Regards

    Mark
    "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares more about than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature with no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

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    SHIPS!!!
    They are all ships History Man!

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    There is some interesting research on these. Empire Trooper courtesy of Wiki:

    Empire Trooper was a 14,106 GRT ocean liner which was built by Vulkan Werke, Hamburg. Completed in 1922 as Cap Norte for Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft. Chartered in 1932 to Norddeutscher Lloyd and renamed Sierra Salvada, returned to Hamburg Süd in 1934 and renamed Cap Norte. When war was declared, she was homeward bound from Pernambuco, Brazil. Her passengers were disembarked in Lisbon. She was painted to represent a Swedish ship, carrying Swedish colours and renamed Ancona. Departed for Germany via a circuitous route but spotted on 9 October 1939 by HMS Belfast north west of the Faroe Islands in rough weather. Her captain surrendered her and she was escorted to Scapa Flow. Used as a blockship there until HMS Royal Oak was torpedoed there and served that purpose. To MoWT in 1940 and renamed Empire Trooper, converted to a troopship. Damaged on 25 December 1940 by shelling from Admiral Hipper, which was driven off by HMS Berwick. Refitted in 1946, and again in 1950. Arrived on 9 April 1955 at Southampton on her last trooping duty from Hong Kong. Scrapped in September 1955 at Inverkeithing, Fife.

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    The history of the Otranto put me onto OPERATION AVALANCHE which is the Allied invasion of Italy, with the landings at .... SALERNO!

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    Nice one thanks
    Wonder what the connections to the ships are

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    It does say To Salerno ? The 175th were there ?

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