EPISODE 7

JAMES

October 15th, 1943: We set up our camp in the South West of England. We are either in tents or in barracks, it’s pretty rudimentary especially when it rains, the moisture gets everywhere! Some are considered better than us, the officers, they are hosted in privates homes. They have a good bed warm and dry, eat good food while we are stuck here waiting military stew …!

The training goes on, I always do day and night jumps but I really like the scale exercises, This is the kind of impression that i’m on mission! Yesterday we had to take a village; the big issue was that there were many hedgerows to cross before reaching the target. Because of them, we have progressed much more slowly than expected…

I have not seen John since July, he wrote me a few letters but I have no news for few weeks. Perhaps he will also come to England …

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