Young men, fated to survive
half a century hence,
in a cause none could yet comprehend.
like men alive,
their loved ones lay sleeping.
70 years ago this year many members of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR), attached to Combined Operations (my father included), were making plans to return to Canada after the WW2 invasion of Italy with Allied forces. Rest was much-needed. Italy had been a hard slug. Please click here to read about Dad's Navy Days.