Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sunday 22nd September 1940

Digging in the command post exchange today. In rocky soil, conveniently near the beach. That will probably be my station after all, not the forward exchange. But – there may be no Battle of the Bagbush Box (fascinating name!) for the latest news is that the Italians are withdrawing. We could still hear distant gunfire – presumably naval – this afternoon however.

i/c Battery Guard tonight. A “steady” job; no cleaning up or bullshit. “Nothing unusual has occurred since I mounted this post” intoned the NCO of the old guard as we took over. “Nothing,” I thought whimsically, “Except for a couple of raids with incendiary bombs!”

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