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"It Never Rains in the Desert" ...Major Shaffer

This was our most memorable quote from Major Shaffer who ordered us to spread out our kits on the sand for inspection as dark clouds were threatening overhead. In memory of this baptism on our second day in Egypt, we echoed his words at many a platoon celebration over the next 60 years. Location: El Tahag Mobilization Camp, Egypt.

A Life Cut Short

There was a fierce tank battle here on the road to San Giacomo, from Termoli, The Northerly advancing British fought off a fierce German Counter-attack. The Adriatic Sea lies peaceful on the horizon. Location: On the Adriatic Shore.