VERITABLE 1945: the Canadian finale (Moyland Wood & Goch-Calcar road)

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by stolpi, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

    As I understand it, wef dates are typically on the day after, so something like as of 6 am this date, he is officially with us. But he physically got there some time the day before or perhaps even was wounded on the way.
     
  2. Wapen

    Wapen Well-Known Member

    Nice one. Thanks for sharing. That from regt history?
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Thought this was kind of interesting so I thought I'd share. I tried to find a topo map of the Goch-Calcar road and this comes from Kalkar topographic map, elevation, relief

    Red is highest terrain, through yellow to green to blue.

    Goch-Calcar topo.jpg
     
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  4. Jordan Baker

    Jordan Baker Junior Member

    Thank you for the excellent write up on this battle. The book “There’s a goddamn bullet for everyone” by Arthur J. Kelly has an excellent account of the fighting here. It’s one of the most graphically detailed books about being in the infantry in NWE.
     
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    By a member of the RHLI? I have to track this down! Or at least look at a library copy. Thank you for mentioning it.
     
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  6. Jordan Baker

    Jordan Baker Junior Member

    Yes. Arthur Kelly was a Cpl in the RHLI. The book starts at Verriers and ends in Germany when he got wounded. He was in the pioneer platoon.
     

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  7. Jordan Baker

    Jordan Baker Junior Member

    Here is the relevant chapter from There's a Goddamn Bullet for Everyone
     

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  8. Jordan Baker

    Jordan Baker Junior Member

    The name of O'Riley is made up. However it is actually the author who was Cpl Arthur Kelly. A few of the other names are nicknames but the rest of the names are all correct.
     
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  9. Wapen

    Wapen Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the share Jordan. The book's like rocking horse poo over here. Pint owed.
    :cheers:
     

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