Archive for 'Blanco’s Wartime (WW2) Stories'
That’s a question a lot of people have asked me. All I know how to truthfully answer is to say. “That it depends on the situation of every individual soldier, sailor or airman and the intensity of the war or battle at that particular time. “ I met a man who had his leg blown [...]
This battle completed the drive north of the Second Canadian Division in which I was a participant. The battle is well described in the reference I gave at the end of my previous article however; all war stories can only describe general conditions and the framework of battles with very few close-up personal experiences of [...]
When we left the last scene of our story we were about 22 ¾ hours into our day, a very long and exhausting one. Our infantry was at our start line lying in tall grass waiting for our barrage to commence at 5:00 AM when the attack would begin. All was silent. We could hear [...]
The largest city in eastern Holland and the farthest north is the city of Groningen. My previous tale of the Kangaroo and the Badger occurred while on the way to liberate that city. The actual liberation of Groningen occurred a few days later and was the end of our drive and our Regiment’s fighting in [...]