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Memories of Service 4 - Steve Danes Web (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary War

Memories of Service 4 - Steve Danes

Web (Full Length Episode) – 2017 Documentary War

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“You forget about the rough times” says old soldier Steve Danes. Instead, the veteran of the Italian Campaign during World War ll focuses on the funny side. There are plenty of tales of the laughter and hijinks to be had when resting behind the lines, or on leave. Conscripted at age 18 and sent to Europe just short of his 21st birthday, Danes spent most of his war in Italy and there wasn’t much of the country he didn’t see. Along the way he encountered fanatical young Nazis, and older German soldiers who were sick of war and wanted it to end.

Key Cast & Crew

David Blyth

Director, Interviewer, Producer

Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

Jed Town

Composer

I just got to Cassino and I passed out. I got pneumonia and I was one of the fortunate ones — I missed Cassino.
– Steve Danes