Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tommy Gets Shot – Published September 10, 1943

…..Here’s how the Toronto newspaper reported the wounds Tommy sustained in Sicily. …..Because Tommy claimed to be eighteen in order to join the army in 1939, his age as reported here was incorrect. He had actually turned twenty only a … Continue reading

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Plan for Leave – November 1944

This is the plan under which Tommy left the front for home in time for Christmas 1944: Notice that married men were given preference. Lucky for Tommy–he had been shot a couple of times. Soldiers got extra credit for getting … Continue reading

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