The memoirs of soldiers who served in the Italian Campaign are being sought to create a publication that will raise funds for a permanent memorial at the National Arboretum.
Ann Hamlet is the daughter of WWII Veteran whose father fought in North Africa and Italy from 1942-1945 (pictured right)
. At present, Ann is collating a book of memoirs written by the Veterans who served during the often overlooked Italy Campaign.
To date Ann has nearly a thousand memoirs from those veterans who were in Italy and who had come from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Free French, Algiers, Gurkha regiments, India, Southern Rhodesia and other such places and now, together, they have raised nearly £4,000 for their Memorial.
Ann is hoping to get in contact with either veterans of the campaign or family members who have diaries (or crushed notebooks) that were written by their relative and who might like to see the veterans words in print.
She aims to publish a book, from which proceeds will be used to ensure that a memorial is placed at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire, recognising those who fought in the Italian Campaign.
If you can help Ann with her book of memoirs please contact her by email
or visit the Italy Star Veterans website
for more information.