This is an attempt at a revival of personal impressions gained on the occasions herein described. However, because these are dug from a memory dimmed by time, this memory finds itself at variance with thoughts expressed by authoritative sources. Every effort has been made to reconcile such situations, it is hoped, without distortion of fact. So that this will not be a most disconnected narrative, it appears necessary that we go back to a time just previous to the events around which this written.
The 27th Division, of which the units mentioned herein were a part, along with the 30th Division formed the II American Corps attached to the British Fourth Army. (more)
CPT Grover Cleaver