Tommy Gets Shot – Published September 10, 1943

…..Here’s how the Toronto newspaper reported the wounds Tommy sustained in Sicily.

Sept 10-43

…..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 week before he was wounded in Sicily.

…..One suspects that Tommy was not really serious about his lofty military career plans. He never became a general, which suited his family just fine. It probably suited the Canadian army well, too.

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About Wendy Bertsch

I’m a Canadian author—a pragmatic optimist with rather eclectic interests and a pervasive sense of humour. Toronto born and bred, I live by the lake with a motley array of dogs and a cat, all but myself being of unknown origin, in a comfortable old house filled with books. Over a thousand books. Books in every nook and cranny. And now, since there can never be too many books, I'm writing more. Once More, From the Beginning highlights the women in the bible. It's about time! And believe me, they see things quite differently. And in Dodging Shells, you'll meet the irrepressible Tommy, as he fights his way through Italy in World War II. You'll love Tommy. I do. Next? Well, that's a secret yet. Stay tuned... I recently initiated the fledgling Ocean Highway Books, providing editing, formatting and cover design services to authors wishing to self-publish.
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