Monte Camino

Discussion in 'Italy' started by Paul Reed, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Urrah

    Urrah Member

    Ha! Superb bit of additional information. thank you so much.

    I assume this was 201st Guards Brigade.
     
  2. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Handwritten one is from 167 Brigade, the typed one from 201 Guards Brigade.
     
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  3. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    I thought you might find this interesting. It is a sketch on the back of a 167 Brigade sit-rep from 4th December. It shows how close 167 and 201 Tac HQs were.

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    I'm not sure how familiar you are with the location but for those that aren't - the square is Mieli, the mule track is clear as it the gully to the right. BA = Bare Arse, RB = Razor Back. 727 is...well Point 727.
     
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  4. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

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    This was taken from the mule track on the way up to - the location of the tac HQs is in the area of trees at the base of the cliff.

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    This shows the gully on the right and 727. The mule track isn't very clear from here.

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    And, at the risk of my ugly mug appearing on the internet, this was taken from the middle of Mieli after a climb up to the 'monastery' on an extremely hot Sunday afternoon. We got some strange looks from the locals but after we explained we were British they understood. :D
     
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  5. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Great post, really gives you an idea of what the men were up against.

    What appalling terrain, it looks like the worst of Gallipoli.
     
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  6. Urrah

    Urrah Member

    Imagine being made to walk up that in the pissing rain, BEFORE nasty people start shelling you.
     
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