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Mediterranean Livorno Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - July 27, 1944, Livorno, Livorno Page two the stars and stripes thursday july �?~27, 1944 a. The stars and stripes. Mediterranean. Combat edition acting publication officer Cap. Robert j. Christenson editor. Copt. Robert Neville executive editor u. George e. Hoi Iii officer in charge la. William f. Tout. Officer editorial 7 Angiporti Callert. Acknowledgement is made editorial service supplied by United nations news service army new service and signal Gorp monitoring service. Dry run vol. I no. I thursday july 27, 1944 sgt. Milton Lehman a a a managing editor set. Paul s. Creen Cpl. Bill Mcelwain associate editors to walk where some great spirit to walk where some great spirit took his Way is More than wine to me. I have spent hours beneath the old Bologna leaning towers where Dante watched the Clouds one Windy Day. Many a time have i returned to pay my veneration to the Iron Flowers in wreathed at Raphael s Niche and braved the Shower the Ligurian sea where Shelley Lay. For men like these left part them behind some Calm some peace some lasting memory to give a sweetness to the years the Blind and spendthrift years Dull mortality some Quality that stayed for those to find who haunt abode Tower Wreath and sea. Up a. Robert Levin when i return oceans lie Between our love the Days have grown to year. Bul Bright this love is gleaming in spite sorrow and tears. When i return let not this love fall victim to the commonplace let not the casual attitude steal any its Grace. A sgt. Virgil Scott flashes from the front up front by Mauldin the dugout pvt. Lloyd pc Ken Haugh Santa Ana calif., was plenty elaborate already but Lloyd decided it herded a final ouch. He found a hike Rode it to a Stream which ran next to his dugout and began to work. First he removed the foot pedals. Then he Attal lied empty c ration cans to the so Cork it the wheels. Next he set the hike in the Middle the Stream. The Force the water caught the cans revolved them and thus manipulated a Generator. Pvt. now has an electric Light burning in his dugout. Chic Keis Cacciatore i a very delectable italian dish consisting the Bird parboiled in Savory Tomato juice. At least that s what Cpl. Joseph d. Digatono. Minneapolis minn., remembered hearing his grandpa say in the states. Joe was quite delighted to accept the dinner invitation a family in North Italy particularly when they said Chicken Cacciatore was the menu. It look Oil Fine when placed the table and Joe eagerly stuck his Fork in to Spear a piece. He came up with the head the chickens no. Not the neck the head. Grandpa is due for a lengthy letter. We Ain t mad at anybody dear editor recently ii r. Knickerbocker a War correspondent told Ghi it go sin Reader that the american sold it i Wolf Nelv hit my in hate for the germans. His general tone seemed to indicate i pm everything depended How much hate the american dough foot could Muster against the Hun. Said . Knickerbocker a i heard the boys the famous Iowa division who had been at Cassino for a Days and lost a pitiful number their comrades and were themselves the verge exhaustion say a we Ain t mail it anybody Quot these same men showed told courage anti the ability to fight to exhaustion hut . Knickerbocker was not satisfied. As a zealot who wants to prevent world War Iii be demands Bate As Monjir permanent policy against the Ger mans. To me at am rate the statement Quot we Ain t mad it anybody Quot will rank with Lite Best utterances made by anyone in this War. Of troops can fight face hell for month after month mid can honestly suy a we Ain t mail at any body Quot Fly Are the Best fighters for they fight for ideals they Collat Ovil they Are not blinded by second hand hatreds but Are motivated by scorn Axis principles. Of we Nicin this War without being mad at anybody the Prospect winning the peace look it neb brighter. This Lark hatred does not mean that the american Soldier is unaware the ghastly crimes committed by the War criminals. It does mean that he is Abow his enemy morally As he is militarily. T-4 . Ugly ducklings Are switching to Beautiful swans in the mountains Northern Italy As american troops take Over towns and the nazis Advance to the rear. 2nd it. William in Psi it. Col Lins colo., and his men were assigned to use an italian cottage us in observation Post. The family refused to move out made the Cis use the hcs to rooms in the House with sheets Anil cooked Aud laundered for them. Best All the four daughters took off their scarecrow dresses and put aside the generally bedraggled appearance they Hail adopted during the time the nazis and blossomed out As very comely creatures. The nazis it seems Are not Hep to Cinderella. Waving at Signorina is More dangerous than you might imagine. Because just at the precise moment that pvt. Edward h. Dahnke jr., Sandusky o., waved a general hearing jeep breezed Down the Road and the general instinctively waved Back. Then be thought better it but too late. When the Man is itly the mar turned around to Check pal. Dahnke rank again. Pvt. Dahnke right hand a at perfect Salute position. The sche ams m Ere terrific and the ears sgt. Raymond Stryker. Washington d. C., and sgt. A Dud Quot Dodson Alexandria va., Are still ringing. Bev came Hack tired Aud tin i a from the line heading for Atli army he for their Shower in month. They strode into the Shower tent a a a second the silence a intense. Then the series frantic Cream. Began. The two armoured Force men Drew Hack in alarm then dashed rut at top a peed. They had entered while the by pc detachment a showering. I m naked Quot the roving reporter by Ernie Pyle in Normandy the German Are methodical in their night attacks oui positions in Normandy As they Are in everything else. You begin to hear the faint faraway drone the first bomber around 11 20 every night our own plebe patrol above us until darkness it gets dusk around la and you arc suddenly aware that the skies which have been roaring All Day with our own fighters and bombers Are now strangely silent. Nothing is in the air. The ack ask gunners who have been loafing their Pup tents sleeping telling stories now go to their guns. They bring blankets from the Pup tents Anil pile them up against the Wall the gun pit. For the nights get very cold and they will wrap up during Long lulls in the shooting. The gunners merely loaf in the gun pit As Hie dusk deepens into darkness waiting for the first telephoned order to Start shooting. They smoke a few last minute cigarettes. Once it is dark can t smoke except by draping blankets Over themselves for Blat Keiit. Everybody in the Crew know his Job and does it. I Here is no necessity for harshness Short word the part the gun commander. No Lien a plane either get shot Ltd in goes out Range and there is nothing else in the v m unify the command is Given. Rest and the Crew relax and squat in lie the floor the pit All except the mail Al the Telephone. La is Hie usual German pattern to have a loll from about 2 to 4 am and then get in another Good Batell bombing attempts in the lust hour before Dawn. Lite nights Are very Short Here now from ii i m to a a am for which eve v body i grateful. \ faint Dawn starts breaking jute about 1 30, hut the German keep roaming around the a until real Daylight Conics. Lur it patrol plane hit the ski at Daylight Anil the German skedaddle. Iii the fir few Day when our patrol plane had to come All the Way from England the boys Tell morning when they could cd our plane approaching from one direction Ami the German heading for Home at the opposite Side the kit. Is soon As it is Broad Daylight and the iut a rest Quot i Yiv ii. The boy Crank Down the bar i their gun until it is horizontal Aud then take a sight through it onto the Stone Turret a nearby barn to make sure the night shooting Han t moved the gun off it position. Then some them gather up the empty Hells other get Wood fire started for heating lire Kafu. And Oiler raise and tie lie camouflage net. They re All through at 7 am. And half the shift crawl into their Pup tents while the Oiler half go to work with Oil Huntrod and waste cloth to Dean up Ami re id lust the gun. I Here will lie no More hooting until darkness comes again
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