Tag Archives: POW mates

The Air Raid – Celebrating the End of WWII 75 Years Ago on 8 May

THE AIR RAID When I was nine years old, the war was on.The enemy drowning fast at last; the endWas near, but first the Allies had to bombOur town to drive the fiend aground, and soWe hid below in shelters, … Continue reading

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Growing Up In The 1940s – In Captivity – Article 104 – WWII

Dear Readers, After four years I’m finally coming back to this memoir. I’d like to finish it while memories are still floating in my mind. At times I’m overwhelmed by panic that there isn’t much time left. I’m 84. I’m … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day of My Childhood

Today is 13 July. On this day 69 years ago, my dear father came home from a POW camp in Germany. I’m not superstitious in general, but that day was Friday 13 and I’ve considered it my lucky day ever … Continue reading

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