Jim Summersides

Jim Summersides describes how colour blindness kept him out of the air force. He was determined not to join the infantry but wound up in 1st Special Service Force, an elite Canadian-American infantry unit. He describes how the unit got its nickname “The Devil’s Brigade” and his experience during the capture of Rome in early June 1944. He concludes with the emotive experience of 1st Special Service Force’s disbandment.