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Post Info TOPIC: Diary of a Tank Commander at Amiens.


Legend

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Diary of a Tank Commander at Amiens.
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As I mentioned a while ago, my neighbour's father served in the Tank Corps. She died a few months ago, and her son has put her father's memoirs together in a booklet and very kindly given me a copy. He lived from 1895 to 1989, and his life story is worth reading for its own sake. But I was surprised and delighted to see that he commanded a tank at Amiens. He was hospitalised with trench fever and volunteered for the tanks on the grounds that "it couldn't be any worse than being in the infantry."

There are 5 or 6 pages about his experiences with the tanks. If anyone would like to read them, I'd be happy to send a copy. Or maybe they could be found a permanent place on Landships somewhere.



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Hi there

Yes I would love to read his whole story.

Shall I PM you my email address ?

Please also thank the son for making the effort to stop this story being lost forever.

regards Paul

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stormbird wrote:

Shall I PM you my email address ?


By all means.



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James, This would be of very great interest to me. I'll send a PM. Thank you.

Gwyn

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Citizens!

I hope no one minds my resurrecting this.

A forum friend has asked if I've still got this, and I'm sorry to say I can't remember what I've done with it. I'm blaming a house move, but I suspect approaching senility is playing a part. I take it this was the diary of Cyril Cyphus.

If any of the friends who asked for a copy have still got theirs, can you pls let me know?

I thank you.

 



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James

Just responded to your PM. I have this document.

Gwyn

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Is it possible to receive a copy of this diary also please?
I think ti would be fascinating to read.



-- Edited by Rob McGlynn on Friday 28th of July 2017 08:44:47 AM



-- Edited by Rob McGlynn on Friday 28th of July 2017 08:45:01 AM

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OK. PM me your email.

J



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