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Ernest Roberts' letters before Monte Cassino

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:14 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My story is in the letters that I have in my possession that were sent from my Uncle to my Grandparents (about 50 in total, all on air mail paper). My Uncle was killed by friendly fire during the Allied attack on Monte Cassino. Obviously he could not say where he was at the time, but the letters are an insight into what life was actually like while the troops were making their way to Monte Cassino.


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Ernest Roberts ('Bob') and my Grandparents Robert and Florence Roberts from Streatham, London.

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Robert William Rowberry

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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