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A - Z DIRECTORY. Start Here

A - Z DIRECTORY for "1000 Men, 1000 Stories"


Gordon Douglas (Doug) Harrison (left), RCNVR, Combined Operations 1941 - 45
Gordon Arthur Harrison (Doug's older son), Editor of '1000 Men, 1000 Stories'

This BLOG is subdivided under many headings (audio, articles, books, stories, videos, etc.) and there are several entries already attached to each heading. Because the number of headings and entries are growing steadily (over 430 to date) I will convert the blogsite to a website in the next year or so, for the sake of permanency, stability and convenience for readers.

Until then, readers may find that using the 'click on HEADINGS' (right margin) along with this A - Z Directory the easiest and swiftest ways to negotiate the site for information desired.

Happy hunting.

Articles related to Combined Operations

     Operation TORCH, N. Africa, 1942 (Pt. 9)

     Operation TORCH, N. Africa, 1942 (Pt. 10)

     Operation TORCH, N. Africa, 1942 (Pt. 11)

     Operation TORCH, N. Africa, 1942 (Pt. 12)

     Operation TORCH, N. Africa, 1942 (Pt. 13)

     Articles: About Italy, Sept.-Oct. 1943 (14 Parts)

     1. A New Chapter for Canadians on Landing Crafts.

     2. D-Day Italy: Operation Baytown at Reggio Calabria

     3. Canadians on Landing Crafts Get Top Billing!!

     4. Canadians on Landing Crafts - No More Top Billing.

     5. Operation Avalanche, at Salerno, Was a Close Call!

     6. Strong Stories about Salerno and One Great Lead.

     7. Allies Advance in Italy, But Chickens Go Missing

     8. Hard Work Continues on Italian Mainland... and Beaches
         (And the Navy Boys Find Time to Go Waterskiing!)

     9. Canadian Troops Push North; Navy Boys Sight See.

     10. Allied Troops Italy, Supplied by 80th Canadian Flotilla of Landing Crafts

     11. Final Days for Canadian Sailors in Italy

     12. Allies Gain Ground in Italy, But...

     13. Allies Advance in Italy, and Tirpitz is Hit.

     14. Navy Boys on Their Way Home

     Invasion of Italy. Sept. 2 - 7, 1943 - Pt. 1
     (News Clippings From The Charlottetown Guardian)

      Invasion of Italy. Sept. 8 - 17, 1943 - Pt. 2

     Joe Watson, RCNVR and Combined Operations, 1941 - 1945
     "A German Plane... Strafed Us With Machine Gun Fire"

     1943 Issues of Gangway, Navy News.

     Articles: About Sicily, July - Aug. 1943 (18 Parts).

     1. Wartime Coverage by The Montreal Daily Star.

     2. More Wartime Coverage by The Montreal Daily Star.

     3. Wartime Coverage in The San Bernardino Sun.

     4. More Wartime Coverage by The San Bernardino Sun.

     5. Wartime News Coverage from The Madera Tribune.

     Loading Coal and Unloading Rum

     Canadian War Correspondents on the Move


     The Invasion of Italy and Christmas in Canada

     Malta’s Role in the Sicilian Campaign, July 1943

Audio Files related to Combined Operations

     Robert Garand, Navy, D-Day in an LCI(L)

     Commando Training? Why? I'm a Signalman!
     F. Turnbull, C.H. Roach - D-Day Normandy
     WRNS with a Link to Combined Operations
     Robert Stirling Recalls a Wet, D-Day Landing

     Lysle Sweeting, Coxswain on an LCM

     George McLean - RCN, Combined Operations

     W. K. Newell, Canadian Beach Commando Unit

     George Richmond, Navy and Combined Operations

     C. W. Robinson, "We Had to Crawl Back"

     Carvil J. Ritcey, "Our Worst Engagement"

     Ronnie Taylor, Navy, Utah Beach, D-Day 1944

     Edward Rushbrook, Combined Ops, D-Day, June 1944

     William Kennedy, Normandy. On LCI(L) 301, 1944

     Richard Norris, On LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry) in 1944

     Norm Bowen, "Smoke pots, throwing them off like crazy"

     Al Kirby, DIEPPE. "We didn't think much about the danger"

Books for Sale re Combined Operations

     "DAD, WELL DONE" by Gordon Douglas Harrison

     Combined Operations by Clayton Marks, London

Books Related to Combined Operations

     The Beachhead Commandos

     Dispatches From the Front by Matt Halton

     Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando W by Eric Gault Finley
     Combined Operations, 1940 - 1942

     READY, AYE, READY An Illustrated History of the RCN

     THE CANADIANS IN (SICILY and) ITALY 1943-1945 Volume II
     DIEPPE, DIEPPE by Brereton Greehous

     Drop Zone Sicily: Allied Airborne Strike, July 1943 by William B. Breuer

     Operation Husky: The Canadian Invasion of Sicily, by Mark Zuehlke

     The Campaign for North Africa by Jack Coggins, 1980

     SAILOR REMEMBER by William H. Pugsley

     Land of Plenty: A History of the Comox District

     Lloyd Evans - My Naval Chronicle: A WWII Landing Craft Volunteer

     The Watery Maze by Bernard Fergusson

     "DAD, WELL DONE": Naval Memoirs of L/Seaman Coxswain D. Harrison

     Link to Combined Operations Command (300 books)

     St. Nazaire to Singapore: The Canadian Amphibious War 1941 - 1945

     Combined Operations by Clayton Marks

     Assault Landing Craft by Brian Lavery

Commandos Related to Combined Operations

     Canadians Trained Like British Commandos, 2 news articles 

     The Beachhead Commandos by A. Cecil Hampshire

     "The Navy Commando Dotes On Fighting"

     "Beach Commando Work" by E. Gault (Skip) Finley, LT. RCNVR

     RCN Beach Commando "W" By E.G. Finley and Ed Storey 

     D-Day Sicily But 3 Days Away.

     Sicily Blasted as Operation HUSKY Nears

     Tide Turns as Operation HUSKY Nears

     "Navyman Sent To Jail" in Scotland.

     Herbert Jones, Aboard the Reina Del Pacifico

     Frank Gillard, B.B.C. War Correspondent, WW2

     Connections from The Memory Project

     Back to North America for Christmas and Repair

     Small News Clips Set Some Tone in Early 1942

     British Commandos and Canadian Airmen in the News

     "Which Way Is The Wind Really Blowing?"

     Lessons of War Learned While Recruits Are Still Fresh

     Canadian Corvettes Help Beat Off Plane and More

     Quietly Dressed and Weather-Beaten Men

     Beware, to All Who Dare Cross the Sea

     Canadian Airmen Help Hammer a U-boat Source

     Early Days for Canadians in Combined Operations, 1942

     Newspapers Create a Buzz While Men Train in RCNVR

Dedication to Canadians in Combined Operations

     1000 Men, 1000 Stories - Dedication

Dieppe Raid and Combined Operations

     Dieppe Raid: August 19, 1942 : A Memoir in Eight Parts

     Why Dieppe? Canada in the Second World War

Italy - Involvement of Canadians in Combined Operations

     THE CANADIANS IN (SICILY and) ITALY 1943-1945 Volume II

     A Mediterranean Lighter Man, D/JX 227023

     Presentation: Dad's Navy Days Part 10 (1)

     Presentation: Dad's Navy Days Part 10 (2)

     Seaforth Highlanders, Messina Crossing to Italy in Sept. 1943

     Operation HUSKY, Sicily 1943

     The Invasion of Italy and Christmas in Canada

Editor - Please use 'click on Headings' in right margin until DIRECTORY CONSTRUCTION is complete.

Happy Hunting!

Gord Harrison

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