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Inspected by King George

Inspected by King George

Mr. Johnson shares a personal story of preparing for inspection from the King with orders given to make the tank spotless in anticipation of his arrival.

Sent in as Resistance Patrol

Sent in as Resistance Patrol

Mr. Summersides recounts a situation where the force was threatened with being blown up by the Germans.

Devil’s Brigade Brotherhood

Devil’s Brigade Brotherhood

Mr. Summersides talks about the high casualty rate within the Devil’s Brigade.

First Canadian out of Rome

First Canadian out of Rome

During recce patrol into Rome, Mr. Summersides shares a humorous story of a time when he considered himself the first Canadian out of Rome.

Obtaining Additional Rations

Obtaining Additional Rations

Mr. Summersides remembers “borrowing” a few boxes of rations from an American ship that was being unloaded and high tailing it for the nearest bushes.

Tactics of the First Special Service Force

Tactics of the First Special Service Force

As part of the force, Mr. Summersides describes the additional rubber boat training and exercises required to do this job.

The Black Devils

The Black Devils

Mr. Summersides explains how the Black Devils got their name.

A Part of the First Special Service Force

A Part of the First Special Service Force

Mr. Summersides recalls volunteering for the First Special Service Force and enjoying the short-lived but much improved menu before being sent to the Anzio Beachhead.

Training with Little to Eat

Training with Little to Eat

Mr. Summersides describes the environment within the training camp and the limited amount of rations provided.

Joining Under Peer Pressure

Joining Under Peer Pressure

Mr. Summersides recounts his training and being drafted to go overseas to Naples.

Anti-Fascist Reprisal

Anti-Fascist Reprisal

Ms. Carter describes how, in Rome, she and a friend are forced by an anti-fascist mob to witness the killing of a fascist, whose heart is torn out while he is still alive.

A Nurse's Intuition

A Nurse's Intuition

Ms. Carter describes treating a patient who wouldn't wake who had been diagnosed as a psychiatric case. Ms. Carter realizes that the soldier, a stretcher bearer, is suffering from extreme exhaustion, and refutes the earlier diagnosis.

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