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There are many accounts of the Anzio Campaign, but this is a personal account by someone who was there. Rather than a broad strategic overview of the campaign, it offers a worms-eye view of what life was really like on the ground.
Alexander MacKenzie ran away from home on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland and served in the US Merchant Navy during World War One. He published a book of mathematical tables which allowed mariners to calculate their latitude.
John Yeates joined the Royal Navy at the age of 12. He went to sea aboard HMS Thunderer and saw action in the Eastern Mediterranean. This was the last military campaign that Royal Navy conducted under sail.
Edward Yeates sailed for Australia in 1853 at the age of 20 to earn his fortune in the Australian Gold Rush. This account of his life and death has been reconstructed from letters he wrote to his brother in England.
Marion Thomson's account of her emigration from the Isle of Lewis, Scotland to Nova Scotia, Canada in 1905 and their onward journey to Saskatchewan and their life on the prairie.
James Thomson was from the Isle of Lewis. He worked as a fur trader in the wild north of Canada. As well as his wife in Stornoway he took a native wife from the local Chipewyan (Dene) Indian tribe, and together they were alleged to have had a daughter.
Isabella Thomson, from the Isle of Lewis, decided to join her husband in Northern Alberta where he was working as a fur trader. This account describes her remarkable journey from Stornoway to Fort Chipewyan in northern Canada in 1880.