Ùrachadh mu Dheireadh 15/08/2017
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TIOTAL
Ceannairc Salerno (14 de 15)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_HUGHFRASER_14
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Hugh Fraser
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1682
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.

'After some months in the prison - I can't remember how long, it wasn't so very long perhaps two or three months - I was taken in front of the person in charge of the prison. I was told I was being released on what was termed suspended sentence which meant that I was going to be released but any minor breakage of the law thereafter I was back to prison for ten years. So as I said, I was released on suspended sentence, I was taken back to Italy again. I was transferred to the 1st Battalion York and Lancs (the York and Lancashire Regiment). I served with them in Italy for quite a while until eventually at the Anzio beachhead, which wasn't very nice, I was wounded - I stopped a burst of machine gun fire across my chest. I was wounded.

Interviewer: You were lucky to have survived that?

Oh, I was very lucky. They say that you never see the shell or the bullets which gets you. I saw a line of tracer bullets coming towards me which were fired from quite close by. And I can see them yet, just coming towards me. And then I was lifted up off my feet, I was turned round two or three times, finished up on the ground. The bullets were still thump, thump, thumping into the ground and I was, I was in agony. The pain was all round my, all round my heart. I was actually convinced I was going to die. We were out on the patrol at the time, somewhere out between our own lines and the German lines. It was the middle of the night, dark, black as sin, and I was lying there utterly convinced I was going to die. I had no idea where I was or what I was going to do. I was going to lie there and just die, until eventually the officer who was in charge of the patrol he appeared from somewhere. He lifted me up and somehow got me back to our own lines again. How he managed to get me back I don't know because I was in agony. I got back to the front casualty clearing station and from there I was taken further back to the - a little hospital on the beach head, and then onto a ship and taken back - taken somewhere else to a hospital'

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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Ceannairc Salerno (14 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 /> 'After some months in the prison - I can't remember how long, it wasn't so very long perhaps two or three months - I was taken in front of the person in charge of the prison. I was told I was being released on what was termed suspended sentence which meant that I was going to be released but any minor breakage of the law thereafter I was back to prison for ten years. So as I said, I was released on suspended sentence, I was taken back to Italy again. I was transferred to the 1st Battalion York and Lancs (the York and Lancashire Regiment). I served with them in Italy for quite a while until eventually at the Anzio beachhead, which wasn't very nice, I was wounded - I stopped a burst of machine gun fire across my chest. I was wounded.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: You were lucky to have survived that?<br /> <br /> Oh, I was very lucky. They say that you never see the shell or the bullets which gets you. I saw a line of tracer bullets coming towards me which were fired from quite close by. And I can see them yet, just coming towards me. And then I was lifted up off my feet, I was turned round two or three times, finished up on the ground. The bullets were still thump, thump, thumping into the ground and I was, I was in agony. The pain was all round my, all round my heart. I was actually convinced I was going to die. We were out on the patrol at the time, somewhere out between our own lines and the German lines. It was the middle of the night, dark, black as sin, and I was lying there utterly convinced I was going to die. I had no idea where I was or what I was going to do. I was going to lie there and just die, until eventually the officer who was in charge of the patrol he appeared from somewhere. He lifted me up and somehow got me back to our own lines again. How he managed to get me back I don't know because I was in agony. I got back to the front casualty clearing station and from there I was taken further back to the - a little hospital on the beach head, and then onto a ship and taken back - taken somewhere else to a hospital'