This Day in History: 1944-08-10

In billets in Castiglion, in Italy, British Officers provided 60 brace of pheasant for the Mess during their stay, with the enthusiastic help of local gamekeepers. They salved their consciences about shooting them 2 months before the start of the season by identifying them as Fascist pheasants, and therefore an enemy which needed to be killed.  Click here to read an account of the campaign.

British Officers of the 1st Battalion after the battle of Monte Cassino