Newspaper Clippings Collection


Cape Breton Highlanders


WW2 - Italy


Section 1 - WW2 Era Clipping Pertaining to the CBH's Assault Across the Riccio, January 17, 1944

This section contains one newspaper clipping article from an unidentified WW2 era newspaper. The article is dated February 6, 1944, and was written by Canadian press war correspondent Foster Barclay. The article pertains to the Cape Breton Highlander's first major battle of the war, an ill-fated assault across the valley of a stream called the Riccio, in Italy, on January 17, 1944. The battlefield later became known as "The Valley of Death". 

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The sergeant major mentioned In the last paragraph of the article was Company Sergeant Major Daniel Fraser from New Waterford, NS. He was killed during the attack.

Ref. Number:  0-5 (1-4-1)
Newspaper:  Unidentified
Date:  February 6, 1944
Image Information:  Scan of original newspaper clipping
Source:  Robert MacLellan Collection

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