Soldier’s frontline diary from WWII found in loft
Published on August 14th, 2009 | by Admin2
In his diary, Mr Gillespie describes the death of two young soldiers who were killed as they raised their heads above a parapet. On returning to base later that day, he wrote: “We were the forward section. The dawn came up and two kids moaned about ‘wasted time’ and home.
“Within a few minutes the two little white-armed lads of 18 were dead – As far as I could tell these lads had seen nothing of life, a couple of drunks and a night out or two.