The Winter Line Stories

Real-life accounts of the unheralded heros of the Italian Campaign of WWII

Able, Baker & Charley

105mm Howitzer in Action
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"Boys and their toys" is casual term used to exemplify that guys love machines; things that go fast, go far or are just plain "cool". War is serious business, but the "boys" operating the heavy artillery guns were as enamored of their weaponry as they were proud to serve their country. They knew how to calculate trajectories and operated their machines with the utmost expertise. They frequently boasted about their skills and named the implements of their craft with fondness.
This scanned page is taken directly form the original story. The entire transcript of the story along with commentary will be in the published version of "Winterline Stories"

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