Betty Sibley explains what it was like to be the wife of a First Special Service Force Member. She talks about marrying her husband Harold Sibley before he volunteered for the Force and describes the dynamics of their relationship during his 39-month deployment. Sibley shares stories about her husband’s combat experience as well as her own experiences during the war. She talks about physiological affects the war had on her husband and how it has changed over time. Sibley recalls going to the Devils Brigade movie premiere and mentions the many First Special Service Force reunions she and her husband have attended.
World War, 1939-1945; First Special Service Force; Canadian Military; U.S. military; Hand-to-hand combat; Military training; Battle of Anzio; Fort Harrison, Montana; Anzio, Italy; Monte La Difensa; Frederick, General Robert T.; Military, specialized missions; U.S. military servicemen; Canadian military servicemen; Sibley, Howard; Devil’s Brigade; Robertson, Cliff; Military wives; First Special Service Force reunions
First Special Service Force Oral History Project, OH 151, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (17 p.: 28 cm.)
Sibley, Betty, "Betty Sibley Interview, August 17, 1986" (1986). First Special Service Force Oral History Project. 7.