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A Memory I will take to my Grave

A Memory I will take to my Grave

Of all life’s wonderful experiences, Mr. Sommerville shares a celebration New Year’s Eve, 1944 where the singing of Christmas carols by the local nuns was an inspiration never to be forgotten.

So Very Grateful

So Very Grateful

Mr. Sommerville remembers the camaraderie experienced during wartime and how grateful he is to have had the opportunity to return home.

Operation Duck

Operation Duck

Just nine days before the war ended, Mr. Sommerville recalls his adventures in “Operation Duck.”

The Luck of Changing Places

The Luck of Changing Places

Mr. Sommerville shares an emotional story of how his fellow corporal asked to switch places and for that reason Mr. Sommerville survived. His friend was not as fortunate.

The Sounds and Sights of Fighter Planes

The Sounds and Sights of Fighter Planes

Mr. Sommerville tells about building bridges while the fighting continues overhead.

The Effects of a Mine

The Effects of a Mine

Mr. Sommerville speaks about a time his crew drove over a mine, inflicting wounds to his fellow crewman and recalls his sheer luck in escaping injury.

Building Bridges Across the Orne River

Building Bridges Across the Orne River

Moving into France, Mr. Sommerville describes building bridges so that the fighting could continue.

A Tradesman During Wartime

A Tradesman During Wartime

Mr. Sommerville describes the unique role he played in working with concrete; building roads and structures for the units to which they were affiliated.

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