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Events have┬ámoved rapidly since re-embarking on 417 after a week’s stay in a ‘rest camp’ just outside Tripoli. As soon as we got on board we were told that our destination was the invasion of Sicily. The 8th army has been given the task of invading the home country of the Italians and our share in it is Sicily. So now at 3:30 p.m. I am writing this whilst travelling in one of the biggest convoys ever. Tomorrow at 6 o’clock in the morning we land (all being well) and I embark on the greatest adventure of my life and I am looking to God for the strength and courage to sustain me during the battle.

I shall be thinking as always of my darling wife Evelyn. whom I love more than life itself and I am praying to God to bring us speedily together again so that I can make her the happiest girl in the world.

God be with all my relatives and friends and especially with Evelyn. Nan and my mother. Here’s to the future, a very successful one.

Article about the Sicilian Campaign

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