Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 15/08/2017
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TIOTAL
Ceannairc Salerno (11 de 15)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_HUGHFRASER_11
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Hugh Fraser
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1678
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: At the end of the formal proceedings, the actual court martial proceedings, there wasn't sort of an immediate decision?

No, there was what, what was known as a promulgation of sentence. Those of us who were NCOs - I don't know where the private soldiers went - but those of us who were NCOs we were taken apart from the rest. I finished up in a cell, all on my own, somewhere nearby - I think it was in a detention barracks somewhere - I don't know, but in any event I was kept in a cell, as were the other NCOs, they were kept in other cells, so for about two weeks I was in that cell awaiting what I now believe was the promulgation of sentence.

Interviewer: What was your feelings when you were confined to that cell?

I just felt like an animal in a cage and by that time, of course, I realised that something serious was going to happen that - I was in no doubt then that we were going to be found guilty. As I've said I was in this little cell, for two, for two weeks I think it was. I didn't see anybody other than the guards who came to give me a wee bit grub now and again. I think I've explained to other people that all I had to do was read my New Testament, which was rather strange, and I had a mess tin which I polished. That was, that was all that I was doing for a couple of weeks solitary in that cell - reading my New Testament and polishing this mess tin; must have been the shiniest in the whole of the British Army, I think. I did nothing else. That was it. In the cell, doing nothing, pacing back and fore like an animal in a cage, wondering what was going to happen. I wasn't very pleased with some of the guards who were in charge of us. Some of them were quite friendly to us. I think some of the guards, some of the guards in this place had been ex-, had been men who had seen some action before, and one or two of them were quite friendly with us, but in the main, they just didn't like us, full stop

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Ceannairc Salerno (11 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: At the end of the formal proceedings, the actual court martial proceedings, there wasn't sort of an immediate decision?<br /> <br /> No, there was what, what was known as a promulgation of sentence. Those of us who were NCOs - I don't know where the private soldiers went - but those of us who were NCOs we were taken apart from the rest. I finished up in a cell, all on my own, somewhere nearby - I think it was in a detention barracks somewhere - I don't know, but in any event I was kept in a cell, as were the other NCOs, they were kept in other cells, so for about two weeks I was in that cell awaiting what I now believe was the promulgation of sentence.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What was your feelings when you were confined to that cell?<br /> <br /> I just felt like an animal in a cage and by that time, of course, I realised that something serious was going to happen that - I was in no doubt then that we were going to be found guilty. As I've said I was in this little cell, for two, for two weeks I think it was. I didn't see anybody other than the guards who came to give me a wee bit grub now and again. I think I've explained to other people that all I had to do was read my New Testament, which was rather strange, and I had a mess tin which I polished. That was, that was all that I was doing for a couple of weeks solitary in that cell - reading my New Testament and polishing this mess tin; must have been the shiniest in the whole of the British Army, I think. I did nothing else. That was it. In the cell, doing nothing, pacing back and fore like an animal in a cage, wondering what was going to happen. I wasn't very pleased with some of the guards who were in charge of us. Some of them were quite friendly to us. I think some of the guards, some of the guards in this place had been ex-, had been men who had seen some action before, and one or two of them were quite friendly with us, but in the main, they just didn't like us, full stop