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Spotted by the Germans

Spotted by the Germans

Mr. Buote describes the situation of being shelled by the Germans after taking cover in a 3-story house only to escape injured and bomb wacky.

Assisting the French Underground

Assisting the French Underground

Mr. Buote describes a dangerous patrol undertaken to deliver a radio to the French underground, behind enemy lines. In so doing, a firefight occurs resulting in a German patrol being wiped out.

Sniper – a different role

Sniper – a different role

Mr. Buote describes being a sniper in a reconnaissance unit, and being assigned to collect and deliver data on German positions, movements, or anything unique that would enhance Allied maps.

Tank battle at Branville

Tank battle at Branville

Mr. Buote describes advancing to and digging in at Branville, being surrounded and shelled by German panzers, and finally being rescued by a Polish tank battalion.

The D-Day landing was dangerous.

The D-Day landing was dangerous.

Mr. Buote discusses the perils of trying to get ashore from an LCI; enemy fire and deep water. He describes his and two others' good fortune to jump into waste deep water off the landing craft's starboard side while everyone else goes over the port side and drowns.

Entering an LCI was dangerous

Entering an LCI was dangerous

Mr. Buote describes the difficulty of getting into a landing craft in rough seas, particularly since he had never practiced scrambling down a net.

Basic and Advanced Training

Basic and Advanced Training

Mr. Buote gives a synopsis of his training on his way to becoming an anti-tank man, training on the Army's new 6-pounder.

Better to Wound than to Kill

Better to Wound than to Kill

During training Mr. Gouchie was told it was better to wound the enemy than to kill him. He tells us why and also tells us of the house they referred to as the "ghost house."

Being a Sniper

Being a Sniper

Mr. Gouchie talks about his role as a sniper.

Seasick

Seasick

Mr. Young describes the rough crossing from England to Le Havre, and going by train to the front.

Well trained men

Well trained men

Mr. Young describes the 46th Battalion earning the chocolate shoulder stripe for its superiority in all aspects of field training.

Kippers and rice

Kippers and rice

Mr. Young describes having good cooks and food at Camp Bramshott, despite one amusing breakfast incident.

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