Harry’s WWII memoir: Home on the wheels of a red Mercedes Benz

In commemoration of ANZAC Day, I'm posting the sixth and final installment of my grandfather's World War II memoir. This details the final leg of his escape and flight through Germany with a NZ sergeant called Smithy. To read all six installments in order, head to the first post Capture and the Cattle Truck, which … Continue reading Harry’s WWII memoir: Home on the wheels of a red Mercedes Benz

Harry’s WWII memoir: Arrival of the American Army

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, here is the fifth installment of my grandfather's World War II memoir (see Harry's WWII memoir). The first post told the story of him getting captured in Italy, the second was about life in the German POW camp Stalag 383, the third detailed his daring escape and teaming up … Continue reading Harry’s WWII memoir: Arrival of the American Army

Harry’s WWII Memoir: On the run with friends and foes

Last ANZAC Day I began posting installments of my grandfather's World War II memoir. The first post told the story of him getting captured in Italy, the second was about life in the German POW camp Stalag 383, and the third detailed his daring escape and teaming up with a New Zealand sergeant called Smithy. … Continue reading Harry’s WWII Memoir: On the run with friends and foes

Harry’s WWII Memoir: Escape from Stalag 383

In commemoration of Remembrance Day, in honour of all the men and women who have fought and died in war, I'm sharing the third installment of my grandfather's memoir of his experiences during World War II. I started this series on ANZAC Day earlier this year, and have been sharing the 7,000 word memoir in … Continue reading Harry’s WWII Memoir: Escape from Stalag 383

Harry’s World War II memoir: Life in a German POW camp

Today is the 100 year anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany, starting World War I (The Great War). In acknowledgement of this, I'm sharing the next installment of my grandfather's memoir of his experiences during World War II. I began Harry's World War II memoir on ANZAC Day this year with the story … Continue reading Harry’s World War II memoir: Life in a German POW camp