Cant Jesse Hill in England

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Cant Jesse Hill in England - Marylanders Gain Air Of Detachment Months Of...
Marylanders Gain Air Of Detachment Months Of Uneventful Training, 7 Days A "Week, Have Produced Nonchalance Of Average Briton By LEE McCARDELL Sunpapers Staff Correspondent Somewhere in England, Jan. 10 (By Cable) After months of un eventful training on a British mili tary reservation, where they have gone to housekeeping as earnestly as if they intended . to remain here for the duration, the soldiern of I his force Including tnnny Mary-landers, Mary-landers, Mary-landers, Pennsylvanians and Vir ginians are beginning to regard the war with the same detachment prevailing among the English troops and civilians throughout Britain. Although they are within only a short distance, flying time, of the nearest enemy airdrome across the Channel, the soldiers here have not yet seen a single German plane. Several times the air-raid air-raid air-raid sirens have sounded. Once in a while after dark searchlight batteries have been switched on. but the beams have never yet swept up a target. Take Turns Or Alert Taking turns for forty-eight-hpur forty-eight-hpur forty-eight-hpur forty-eight-hpur forty-eight-hpur periods, certain units are constantly on the alert and under arms, ready for possible emergencies. The soldiers read in the news- news- papers.and hear the BBC reports of German sneak air raids on British coastal cities, but actual war seems almost as remote as it did in the United States and the Americans now share the seasoned indifference of the average Briton, whose nonchalance nonchalance astonished them on arrival arrival here last fall. Both officers and men of this post listened closely to the broadcast of In Britain President Roosevelt's speech for some hint of future employment for their force. But they are no wiser now than before. Mine Liaison Officers Detached Today nine officers detailed from ii 11 1 1 s here soon after their arrival in Britain to serve as Unison officers In North Africa were ordered per manently detached from their old organizations, removing the only personal contact the troops of this force felt with the enemy. Until today's order the nine of ficers had been carried on the ros ters of their original infantry and artillery outfits here. They are: Major Arthur Strom- Strom- men, of Pittsburgh; Capts. Jesse Hill. John Whittaker and Trafford Klotz, all of Baltimore; Capt. George Bare, of Westminster; Capt. I'aul Bruchl, Centreville; Capt. Walter Potter, Farmville, Va., and Lieuts. Kenneth Dickinson, of Har- Har- risburg. Pa., and Clarence Joyce, of Martinville, Va. Training Day By Day Meanwhile, the troops here pur sue their methodical training pro gram day by day, bundled up in overcoats, gloves and galoshes, and wearing knitted woolen caps beneath beneath their. coal-scuttle coal-scuttle coal-scuttle helmets to protect them against the piercing, chill, biting wind of the cold, damp English mid-winter mid-winter mid-winter weather, which is marked with frequent rain and occasional fog and snow. They have become accustomed to the pastoral setting of their train- train- continued on Page 7, Column 2)

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun11 Jan 1943, MonPage 1

The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland)11 Jan 1943, MonPage 1
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