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ITALY STAR ASSOCIATION

1943-1945

SICILY TARANTO . ANZIO . SALERNO SANGRO . FOGGIA .
ANCONA CORIANO . FLORENCE . ORTONA BOLOGNA .
ARGENTA . PO VALLEY. CASSINO

NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Mr Roy Quinton
Tel. 020 8241 0275
chairman@italystarassociation.org.uk

 

NATIONAL VICE CHAIRMAN,

MAGAZINE & WEBSITE EDITOR

Mr Robin  Hollamby
Tel. 01892 836 382
info@italystarassociation.org.uk

 

NATIONAL SECRETARY

Miss Sheila Edwards
Tel. 01708 469 235
secretary@italystarassociation.org.uk

 

NATIONAL TREASURER

Miss Maureen Hanlan
Tel. 01903 247 196
treasurer@italystarassociation.org.uk

 

EAST HANTS BRANCH

MR Graham Glanville-Cole
italystar2019@yahoo.co.uk 

 

EAST KENT BRANCH

Miss Terri Camm
teresacamm@yahoo.co.uk

SOUTH ISLAND BRANCH – NEW ZEALAND

Mr Peter Scott
peter.judy@actrix.co.nz

 

“When you walk in peaceful lanes so green – remember us – and think what might have been”

We do remember them.


 

Veterans of the Italian Campaign, allied families and supporters!

95 Comments

  1. Cor Roest

    Frank

    Thank you so much for all that. I have emailed you separately via your cassinobattlefields enquiries email address.

    Thanks again,

    Cor

    Reply
  2. Frank de Planta

    Cor.

    Capt EC Colville served on the staff of 128 Infantry Brigade which was made up of 2 Hampshires, 1/4 Hampshires and 5 Hampshires. It was known as the Hampshire Brigade.

    The Brigade had a very rough time in the Salerno Landings and then pushed north to cross the Volturno in mid-Oct 43. They were involved in the Second Battle of Monte Camino in early Dec 43 and the failed crossing of the Garigliano on 19 Jan 44 before spending Feb-Mar 44 in the cold, windy and wet hills beyond the Garigliano. It was a very grim two months. It was from these hills south of Cassino that he would have witnessed the bombing of the monastery on 15 Feb 44. In Mar 44, the Division was exhausted and withdrawn to North Africa for rest and rebuild. The Division returned to Italy in time for the assault on the massive Gothic Line at Rimini in Sep 44.

    Regards

    Frank

    Reply

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