Otterloo Holland, The battle over April 17th 1945.
The war still went on. On this day the other two batteries moved forward but the 76th Battery needed some more transport or something so any way we did not move until the 18th.
When we did move Orme and I were part of the advance party and at the new gun position. I had a chance to talk to Orme and show him my prowess with the revolver that Capt David Armour had loaned me. This was a 9mm Espano automatic which resembled the Colt revolver. We set up a target and I said watch this and I fired a shot and it went where it was supposed to go. But here is where Orme said my face fell as it would fire one shot jam and one shot jam. To think that I had suggested to the Irish corporal a couple of nights ago that we would take on a section of German troops that were towing the Maxim gun. I tell you I was fortunate not to have taken them on. This revolver needed some maintenance. I have attached some pictures taken in 1984 of the Otterloo surroundings.