Grampy's War

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As with most people of his generation, Fred Britt didn't really mention the war unless he was with fellow veterans. But when Colin Simmons found 20 hours of tapes that Fred had recorded of his experiences, after he died, ‘I thought it would be nice if people could hear and read about his experiences, the story of the common man. On the tapes my Grandad asks if one of his grandchildren could do something with them. I had no idea what he did during the war. By doing this I am ensuring that his name and what he went through has not been forgotten.' Fred served with them through his training in the UK, over to Africa (at the end of El Alamein), the Invasion of Pantelleria, Sicily, & Italy, including the battles of the River Sangro, and Anzio. When Victory over Europe was declared he was then dispatched to Africa to begin training for the invasion of Japan. When that was averted he was then sent to the Middle East and was involved in the Palestine War. He returned to his family... More > in Portsmouth in 1946.< Less
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  • By Colin Simmons
    Nov 28, 2009
    Well I would think this is a good book, as I wrote it. This has been a labour of love for the last three years. Editing what my grandfather said on his tapes and also putting them in order as well as researching to fill in missing gaps. As every year passes the generation from world war 2 gets smaller, until there be nothing left apart from what has been recorded. I hope that this book contributes to the legacy so that we do not forget and we remember what these people went through for us. Colin
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September 28, 2011
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