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Title:
Ambulance and Cows
Date:
1943 May
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This might have been my ambulance. While I was driving wounded patients near Enfidaville in April under enemy fire, a German 88mm shell landed under my ambulance, buried itself in the ground, and didn’t go off.

I probably owe my life to the forced workers in the munitions factories in Germany who may have been fixing the fuses of those 88mm shells, so that they failed to detonate. I like to think they were conscientiously opposed to the Nazi Regime.

Be that as it may, about half of the 88mm shells fired at us that month failed to detonate; so my ambulance is OK (shown in this photo right side up), and I am here to tell the tale.

Location: Near El Hamma, Tunisia.

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NA22
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Scanned by John C. Cobb or Picture Perfect ca. 2002-2004.
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