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WILLIS, D, - EGGSHELLS AND TEA-LEAVES - Memories of an Ordinary Man.

Title: EGGSHELLS AND TEA-LEAVES - Memories of an Ordinary Man.
Description: Robert Dugdale, Oxford, 1981, reprint, trade paperback, xvi, 221pp, maps and half tone photo ills. in text, [vi] ads., photo pictorial montage upper wrapper, the memoirs of an officer with the 368 Battery, 92nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery, 15th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, and after initial postings in Scotland (near Perth), England (Middleton in Lancashire), and Northern Ireland (Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone) and West Wickham (Kent) before embarking in the liner Windsor Castle en route to India lannding at Bombay and staying at Kirkee near Poona.. 5th Division was in reserve and although it was sent by road to Kirkee near Calcutta in support against the Japanese it was then redirected to Egypt via Bombay and Iraq for combined ops. training with the 8th Army in time for the invasion of Sicily, landing just south of Syracuse. The unit continued to Messina, crossing to Reggio and was then in action at the battle for the Ortona-Orsogna road December to January 1944. Pulled out they expected a rest but went foward again to relieve 56th Division at Anzio. Sent on a Battery Commander's gunnery course at Eboli, near Naples, the author missed the fierce fighting of the break-out and did not rejoin his unit until the fall of Rome. The Division was withdrawn to Egypt and then Palestine for training and a rest. Returning to the battle via Naples and Marseilles they entrained for Lyons and Rheims for Belgium to Sottegem and home leave in England to return in time for the crossing of the Elbe, . roll and slant to spine, spine sunned, a little rubbed at extrems., deleted ink name half title, bookseller label inside upper wrapper, edges lightly tanned, good,

Keywords: war ww2 army home defence durban india bombay egypt iraq sicily italy cassino naples rome marseilles belgium elbe germany royal artillery field battery

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- Book number: 44508

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