Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 15/08/2017
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TIOTAL
Ceannairc Salerno (7 de 15)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_HUGHFRASER_07
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Hugh Fraser
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1672
KEYWORDS
ar-a-mach
ceannaircich
An Dàrna Cogadh
An Dara Cogadh
Feachd na Tìre
Territorials
claistinneach
cogaidhean
ionnsaighean
sabaid
saighdearan

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'S e Ùisdean Friseal, às Inbhir Nis, fear de na saighdearan a bha ann an ar-a-mach Salerno san t-Sultain 1943, nuair a dhiùlt 192 fir òrdain a ghabhail aig àm ionnsaigh nan Co-fheachdan air an Eadailt a deas. Chaidh na ceannaircich a sgaradh roimhe bho na h-aonadan aca ann an Afraga a Tuath. Ged a chaidh innse dhaibh gum biodh iad a' tilleadh chun nan aonadan aca fhèin ann an Salerno, fhuair iad a-mach gun robh iad air an cur ann am buidhnean còmhla ri na feachdan Ameireaganach a bha a' sabaid airson a' bhaile. Dhiùlt iad cumail ri na h-òrdain, ag ràdh gun deach breugan innse dhaibh, ach às dèidh siud chaidh an cur gu deuchainn-cùirte agus fhuaradh iad ciontach. An toiseach chaidh triùir shàirdseantan a chur fo bhinn bàis - air ìsleachadh a-rithist gu prìosan fad dà bhliadhn' deug. Fhuair na corpailearan binn de dheich bliadhna agus an fheadhainn eile, seachd bliadhna an duine. Ach às dèidh siud chaidh dàil a chur air a h-uile binn, fhad 's nach biodh mì-mhodh sam bith tuilleadh ann. Ach cha deach mathanas oifigeil a thoirt seachad a-riamh.

Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo, air a chlàradh an toiseach sna 1990an airson 'Moray Firth People', tha Ùisdean a' bruidhinn air mar dh'èirich dha san ar-a-mach.

Interviewer: What were your own feelings when you went into the prisoner - the prison section?

Well, as I've said, I was certainly and completely demoralised but I had a funny sort of feeling that eventually things would turn out alright. I couldn't contemplate being charged with the charge of mutiny, with the ultimate sentence of death. I thought that somehow, somehow things would turn out alright and the error of the ways of those high-ranking officers back in Tripoli would be found out and we would be returned to our own units. I didn't think that we would be tried for any - well, perhaps refusing to obey an order - but even that I didn't think would have been appropriate.

Interviewer: How were you treated by the troops that were posted to guard you?

Some of them were alright to us; others just weren't very pleasant at all. There were various cat calls of refusing to fight, refusing to pick up arms, but overall, the majority seemed to treat us alright.

Interviewer: And were you generally treated ok in the camp; did you get your full rations?

No, no. As far as I remember we were on the hard tack - bully and biscuits. We'd no cigarettes. Cigarettes weren't issued to us which - a cigarette was a great comfort in those times - being a smoker of course. But the food we got, as far as I remember, it was just the basics - bully beef and hard biscuits. We'd no cover from any shell fire, what have you. In fact, a couple of shells landed when we were being taken to the prisoner of war cage and somebody, somebody was injured. But no, we'd no protection from any sort of shellfire at all. We were just out on the open ground inside this barbed wire cage, like a bunch of lions

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
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Ceannairc Salerno (7 de 15)

1990an

ar-a-mach; ceannaircich; An Dàrna Cogadh; An Dara Cogadh; Feachd na Tìre; Territorials; claistinneach; cogaidhean; ionnsaighean; sabaid; saighdearan

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: The Salerno Mutiny

'S e Ùisdean Friseal, às Inbhir Nis, fear de na saighdearan a bha ann an ar-a-mach Salerno san t-Sultain 1943, nuair a dhiùlt 192 fir òrdain a ghabhail aig àm ionnsaigh nan Co-fheachdan air an Eadailt a deas. Chaidh na ceannaircich a sgaradh roimhe bho na h-aonadan aca ann an Afraga a Tuath. Ged a chaidh innse dhaibh gum biodh iad a' tilleadh chun nan aonadan aca fhèin ann an Salerno, fhuair iad a-mach gun robh iad air an cur ann am buidhnean còmhla ri na feachdan Ameireaganach a bha a' sabaid airson a' bhaile. Dhiùlt iad cumail ri na h-òrdain, ag ràdh gun deach breugan innse dhaibh, ach às dèidh siud chaidh an cur gu deuchainn-cùirte agus fhuaradh iad ciontach. An toiseach chaidh triùir shàirdseantan a chur fo bhinn bàis - air ìsleachadh a-rithist gu prìosan fad dà bhliadhn' deug. Fhuair na corpailearan binn de dheich bliadhna agus an fheadhainn eile, seachd bliadhna an duine. Ach às dèidh siud chaidh dàil a chur air a h-uile binn, fhad 's nach biodh mì-mhodh sam bith tuilleadh ann. Ach cha deach mathanas oifigeil a thoirt seachad a-riamh.<br /> <br /> Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo, air a chlàradh an toiseach sna 1990an airson 'Moray Firth People', tha Ùisdean a' bruidhinn air mar dh'èirich dha san ar-a-mach.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What were your own feelings when you went into the prisoner - the prison section?<br /> <br /> Well, as I've said, I was certainly and completely demoralised but I had a funny sort of feeling that eventually things would turn out alright. I couldn't contemplate being charged with the charge of mutiny, with the ultimate sentence of death. I thought that somehow, somehow things would turn out alright and the error of the ways of those high-ranking officers back in Tripoli would be found out and we would be returned to our own units. I didn't think that we would be tried for any - well, perhaps refusing to obey an order - but even that I didn't think would have been appropriate.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: How were you treated by the troops that were posted to guard you?<br /> <br /> Some of them were alright to us; others just weren't very pleasant at all. There were various cat calls of refusing to fight, refusing to pick up arms, but overall, the majority seemed to treat us alright.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And were you generally treated ok in the camp; did you get your full rations?<br /> <br /> No, no. As far as I remember we were on the hard tack - bully and biscuits. We'd no cigarettes. Cigarettes weren't issued to us which - a cigarette was a great comfort in those times - being a smoker of course. But the food we got, as far as I remember, it was just the basics - bully beef and hard biscuits. We'd no cover from any shell fire, what have you. In fact, a couple of shells landed when we were being taken to the prisoner of war cage and somebody, somebody was injured. But no, we'd no protection from any sort of shellfire at all. We were just out on the open ground inside this barbed wire cage, like a bunch of lions