Articles and Papers

Monte Camino

Warren Freeman-Attwood
A young manís experiences in war can be terrifying or exciting; can paralyse the senses or stimulate them; can make or break him. Most men feel a mixture of these sensations which vary widely according to the circumstances, but the effect which they have on a manís courage and self-control depends u... read


Lt Wheatley
At the end of dinner on the night of 13th October 1943, news came through that the Battalion would not be called upon to do an assault crossing the Volturno. Another Brigade was committed and spirits rose, for the brigade had been practising the crossing on the lake at the Royal Palace, Caserta, for... read

The Battle of the Horseshoe, Mareth, Tunisia, March 1943

The Hon Jonathan Forbes recently visited the battlefield where his father, Lord Forbes [in those day, Capt The Master of Forbes], had been the adjutant of 6th battalion Grenadier Guards. In this extract from his private papers, Lord Forbes recalls the events leading up to and during the battle. ... read