Roye Hammond was 96 when this one-hour interview was taped, and his recall is incredible. In his matter-of-fact way he describes his experiences as a driver in Greece, Crete and Libya. With almost detached amusement he tells of close calls and the horrors of war, including being enlisted into a bayonet charge against a machine gun position. Evacuation from Greece leads to a further retreat from Crete before he and his comrades become involved in the relief of Tobruk in the desert war.
Initially it was quite interesting, all these tracers flying by like fireflies. Well we were firing our rifles from the hip as we did a ragged charge up this hill.– Roye Hammond
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