Koker himself was moved between camps as the Allies retook much of occupied Europe. His step-grandson, Andy Howard, vows to post the diary entries on a blog in real-time every day for a year so others can get a sense of daily life at the Front.
Had no dug out to sleep in, so had to chop and change about. Had breakfast at 8. I have had a belly full of it. Dropped blanket and fur coat in the water.
Heard cry in night of one of our fellows who was shot in the ankle. Capt Stewart was commissioned by the Scottish regiment, the Cameronians, in at the age of 39 and was sent to France to command C Company after his training. The diary continues below: The lack of emotion he feels during the killings is typical of SS officers who took part in mass executions.
Before the war Charlie May — born in New Zealand to an English family — had been a poet and journalist. Light Refreshments served at 9: The children came up and shook our hands as we walked past, and welcomed us.
It should certainly not be for lack of ammunition if we do not make a huge success of the venture. Then we were loaded onto a boat again, and at 5 o'clock [ He spent frustrating months state side training troops in Virginia, in he saw combat in France at Amiens, St.
Chaplain came in to us at 9. The Richardsons, unusual for a family in Bernville, sent all four sons to college. All Jews will be shot. The trenches are ankle deep — some places calf deep — in mud and the communications trenches are rushing streams of brown water.
The death candidates assembled with shovels to dig their own graves. Roache shot while getting water and [Rifleman PH] Tibbs shot while going to his aid in the mouth.
Since Howard began publishing the entries on a Wordpress site on Jan. Searched ash and found remains pelvic bones. William was Princeton, Class of This entry, from Julyrecords his actions in the city of Drohobych in western Ukraine.
The entry was written at the end of July, a month before Stalingrad. Our progress towards the hospital was interminably slow, until finally, my legs, stiff from drying blood, refused to carry me farther. The bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces in December effectively turned two existing regional conflicts in Europe and China into a World War.
The French people have sacrificed and given everything they had out of love for their homeland. The horses have already been eaten. The night passed noisily and with a few more casualties.With shells screaming overhead and German snipers only 75 yards away, just staying alive was a remarkable achievement.
Yet huddled in the mud-filled trenches, Sapper John T French found the time. Mar 21, · 10 Heartbreaking World War II Diary Entries Written By Everyday People. Alex Openshaw March 21, Share Stumble Tweet. Pin 31 +1 Share 1.
Shares 1K. The above diary entry comes from Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 94th Infantry Division of the German Sixth Army. Hoffman’s diary is an amazing insight into the. WWI soldier's diary reveals trench truce for day of name calling over no man's land Come on over, Fritz!
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