September 1943, Italy. Two injuries, scarlet fever, and the king visits again

Dennis' army record show him arriving in Italy in September 1943. The regimental diaries, however, suggest that he may have gone later than this. He departed from Bizerta, and landed in Naples. The regimental diaries below should illustrate my confusion about when he left North Africa. By November 1943, Dennis was "in action" in Italy. … Continue reading September 1943, Italy. Two injuries, scarlet fever, and the king visits again

December 1942-September 1943. North African Campaign, the Battle of Tunis, and the King’s visit.

The 59th Heavy Anti Aircraft regiment arrives in Algiers and undertakes exercises. Bone is a small, picturesque town outside Algiers, now known as Annaba ( Annaba (Arabic: عنّابة‎ lit "Jujube Town", Berber languages: Aânavaen). Below is a view of the sea coast. This is a map of Annaba from Google Images Map of Bone from … Continue reading December 1942-September 1943. North African Campaign, the Battle of Tunis, and the King’s visit.