Somber words from a new grandfather

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1943

Despite the continuing success of Clark’s Fifth Army, Lois father was fearful. The Nazis were seizing large numbers of Italians and taking them to Germany as well as conscripting Italian soldiers into the German army. He wrote, “The fierce resistance [by the Nazis] at Salerno never impressed me. In this instance as in Dieppe, they knew beforehand where it would come. And with Russia drawing away more and more from Siberia, Japan might strike and temporarily gain there so as to make a double threat to Russia who would be the only ones to balk at against the decision to grant fair terms to the Axis in order to save hostages. Quite a prospect, I must say. The nations, I am afraid, have to grow some in order to be able to show the right mettle.”

 

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