Community History Collection
Speaker: Stone, Norman, - 0, Interviewee, Male, Soldier
Speaker: Holyoak, V, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Memories of serving in Leicestershire Regiment during World War II (WWII). Thumbnail impressions of North Africa, more detail on Salerno (Italy) landings and progress through Italy. Describes situation, street fighting, in Greece at end 1944, then in Italy at end of war, 1945. Recalls meeting Russians ('Popski's private army') in Germany, moving into deserted Russian camp on border of Yugoslavia. Mention of meeting Cossacks, celebrating end of war, brief mention of sea journey to Algeria.
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Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s
Recording Date: 1/3/1996
Playing time: 1 hr
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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