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TIOTAL
Ceannairc Salerno (12 de 15)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_HUGHFRASER_12
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Hugh Fraser
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1679
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.

I was taken in front of the - an officer somewhere in that camp. I was told that I'd been found guilty of the charge of mutiny. I was to be reduced to the ranks and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment with penal servitude. There's no such thing nowadays, of course, as penal servitude but in their terms it's just hard labour, ten years' hard labour. And then sometime later on I did learn that - Oh, I'm almost in tears when I think about it - the sergeants who had been similarly confined in a cell, each one in a cell by himself, they had been found guilty of course, like me, and they were sentenced to death. Three of the finest men I've ever known. There was Milne, Pettit and Middleton - I'll never forget them. I know that the chap Innes is now dead - I don't know what happened to the other two, they're probably dead and gone by this time too - I just don't know. But how they must have felt I just - I can't - I just can't fathom it out at all, to be told they were sentenced to death, and it was with no recommendation to mercy.

Interviewer: No recommendation?

No recommendation to mercy. So that was their death sentence qualified to that extent. They were convinced they were going to be put up against a wall and shot.

Interviewer: Were there any moves to appeal against the sentence?

I didn't know what an appeal was then. I didn't know there was such a thing as an appeal. As I said, I was told I was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment with penal servitude. That was it. I was going to be behind bars. I was going to be in prison for the next ten years. No, an appeal - I didn't know what an appeal was then; I'd no knowledge of the law whatsoever. And nobody came to - nobody came to say, 'Look, we're going to appeal against this'. It was all cut and dried, I think, in any event. We were going to be found guilty long before we came to trial

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Ceannairc Salerno (12 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 /> I was taken in front of the - an officer somewhere in that camp. I was told that I'd been found guilty of the charge of mutiny. I was to be reduced to the ranks and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment with penal servitude. There's no such thing nowadays, of course, as penal servitude but in their terms it's just hard labour, ten years' hard labour. And then sometime later on I did learn that - Oh, I'm almost in tears when I think about it - the sergeants who had been similarly confined in a cell, each one in a cell by himself, they had been found guilty of course, like me, and they were sentenced to death. Three of the finest men I've ever known. There was Milne, Pettit and Middleton - I'll never forget them. I know that the chap Innes is now dead - I don't know what happened to the other two, they're probably dead and gone by this time too - I just don't know. But how they must have felt I just - I can't - I just can't fathom it out at all, to be told they were sentenced to death, and it was with no recommendation to mercy. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: No recommendation?<br /> <br /> No recommendation to mercy. So that was their death sentence qualified to that extent. They were convinced they were going to be put up against a wall and shot. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Were there any moves to appeal against the sentence?<br /> <br /> I didn't know what an appeal was then. I didn't know there was such a thing as an appeal. As I said, I was told I was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment with penal servitude. That was it. I was going to be behind bars. I was going to be in prison for the next ten years. No, an appeal - I didn't know what an appeal was then; I'd no knowledge of the law whatsoever. And nobody came to - nobody came to say, 'Look, we're going to appeal against this'. It was all cut and dried, I think, in any event. We were going to be found guilty long before we came to trial