Survivor of the Long March: Five Years As a Pow 1940-1945

Survivor of the Long March: Five Years As a Pow 1940-1945

Charles Waite, Dee La Vardera


not anything prepares a guy for battle and personal Charles Waite, of the Queen's Royal Regiment, used to be ill-prepared whilst his convoy took a improper turning close to Abbeville and met four hundred German infantrymen and part a dozen tanks. "The day i used to be captured, I had a rifle yet no ammunition." He misplaced his freedom that day in may perhaps 1940 and didn't regain it until eventually April 1945 whilst he used to be rescued through american citizens close to Berlin, having walked 1,600 km from East Prussia. Silent for seventy years, Charles writes approximately his 5 misplaced years: the bad issues he observed and suffered; his compelled paintings in a stone quarry and on farms; his interval in solitary confinement for sabotage; and his lengthy trip domestic in a single of the worst winters on list, around the frozen river Elbe, to Berlin and liberation. His tale can also be approximately friendship, of actual and psychological resilience and of compassion for everybody who suffered. a part of that tale comprises the negative lengthy March, or Black March, while 80,000 British PoWs have been pressured to trek...

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