" Lieutenant X (Lieutenant Strathearn) who was standing right behind the PIAT, he was flung against the back wall of the attic, and I saw him covered with dust and looking very pale
crawling towards the stairs.
Well, we had done it again...I don't know how much we had damaged the SP (Self Propelled Gun), but it stopped firing and withdrew out of range slowly and erratically.
(Arnhem Lift page 43)
"We went into the only still completed furnished room, called "The Officers Room", because in there. Captain Z, the CO who had wounded in the arm, was usually lying in luxurious heavy continental bed, with sheets and pillow case covered with a quilted eiderdown. He lay fully dressed in kilt, sporan, boots and beret.
Beside Capt Z there were usually a few other officers- men from the other houses making plans and decisions in a nonchalant way".
(Arnhem Lift, page 44)
"Still Captain Z must have been pleased and attached quite a bit of importance to our report, for he condescended to sit up in bed, twirl his handsome moustaches and say "Well done,
chaps. Good show. You've got to the Brigadiers tommorow... Graham and I gathered up some cushions and blankets from the floor, found a corned and passed out until stand to a dawn.
(Arnhem Lift page 48)
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