World War: MEDITERRANEAN THEATER: Out of the Mud

Blood made mud of Greek pastures last May. Out of this mud came three heroes last week, New Zealanders all. For valor in the Battles of Greece and Crete they were awarded Victoria Crosses.

Rifle. Sergeant Alfred Clive Hulme, 30-year-old dairy farmer mashed a German force lodged in a schoolhouse by pitching in a grenade. Later he penetrated German lines, killed a mortar crew of four, continued stalking snipers who harassed the British withdrawal until he had 130 in the bag. Sergeant Hulme said last week he got his stalking experience on his farm, tracking a cow that would not...

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