| Written by Nottingham native, David Pike, this limited edition book
is no longer in print. Many of you have asked for it and now it is
available. With the kind permission of its author, we have painstakingly reproduced it here in
'e-book' format for your enjoyment.|
From its FOREWORD written by
the 508th's inimitable O.B. Hill through the the various stories contributed
by a number of 508th veterans, a clear and intriguing tale is told.
Captured her is the tale of the 609th's arrival at Nottingham's Victoria
Station after having endured nearly 24 hours of transition. First it
was a train from Portstewart to Belfast, then a ship to Glasgow followed by
still another train into 'Robin Hood Country'. The men arrived
groggy and weary and suffered through a short night filled with noises as
the camp in Wollaton park was getting settled.
You'll chuckle at the
impressions first received as the men awoke to a foggy reveille call and
stumbled out of their tents into formation. and truly laugh at a few events
that immediately follow..
But most importantly, you
will witness the mutual love and admiration held by the citizenry of
Nottingham and the men of the 508th. It is a love affair that began in
March of 1944 and endures to this day.