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Wounded By A “Potato Masher”

Wounded By A “Potato Masher”

Mr. Henley describes how the Germans tied several 'potato masher' grenades together to increase their potential for damage, and how he and his officer were badly wounded by one of these devices.

“Blighties” and a Good Sleep

“Blighties” and a Good Sleep

Mr. Henley discusses the fact that a 'blighty', a condition or wound requiring hospitalization in England, offered everyone a good night's sleep. However, his rehab requires being awakened at 4 am every morning to have his leg wound irrigated.

Sergeant As a Father Figure

Sergeant As a Father Figure

Mr. Henley describes an amusing incident in which his sergeant, an older, family man, steers him away from a brothel.

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