Warfare in News
Posted on Thursday 8th August
The Prince of Wales teaching hospital in Sydney held a 'Heartbreaker' event last Friday, where they raised funds for their Emergency Department to buy equipment including 2 new ECG machines through raffles and silent and open auctions.
Bryn Evans was a speaker on the night and donated a copy of his Second World War book, With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 (Pen and Sword Books, 2012) for the auction. His speech, which highlighted the Australian connections within his book, sparked quite an interest, and in the open bidding auction, several bidders competed against one another and it was eventually sold for $175 AUD - approximately £105 GBP.
Bryn described the auction as 'quite remarkable'. He went on to say, 'I could not believe it as the bidding just kept on going, and just great for a worthy cause. I had donated a copy to a previous charity auction, when it went for $56 which I thought was pretty good. But $175 also meant that everyone there paid attention to it.'
Bryn has contributed several articles to Warfare, the latest being Allied air power lays the foundation for the conquest of Sicily - 70 years on.
With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 is available as an eBook or hardback, directly from the publisher.
With The East Surreys in Tunisia and Italy 1942 - 1945(Hardback - 240 pages)
by Bryn Evans
The East Surreys were in near continuous action from November 1942, when they landed in North Africa (Operation TORCH) through to the end of hostilities in May 1945. During these three years of bitter fighting they cleared the Germans from Tunisia, took part in Operation HUSKY, (the invasion of Sicily) and fought up through Italy as far as the River Po.
Trained as mountain troops, the East Surreys saw set piece and… Read more...
Of further interest...
Tunisia's Toll - In 1943 the East Surrey Regiment Paid the PriceWed 19th September
Bryn Evans, author of With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45 – Fighting for Every River and Mountain, describes the East Surrey Regiment's part in the Tunisian campaign in April and May 1943. Read article...
Author spotlight - Bryn EvansMon 14th January
An interview with Bryn Evans, author of With the East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45, about the background and motivations behind the book. Read article...
Allied air power lays the foundation for the conquest of SicilyWed 7th August
Bryn Evans, author of With The East Surreys in Tunisia, Sicily and Italy 1942-45, looks back to 70 years ago, when Allied air forces took their revolutionary new strategy for air warfare into the invasion of Sicily. Read article...
June 1943: Pantelleria - the Axis-held fortress island blocked the invasion of SicilyFri 14th June
70 years ago this month air power sent a message that would reverberate down the years to the present day with 3 weeks of sustained aerial bombardment of the Mediterranean island of Pantelleria. Bryn Evans explains Read article...