Thompson's Lucky Star: The Story of a Stalag Survivor
Год издания: 2012Количество страниц: 60
When Corporal George Thompson of The Buffs was walking to freedom from Stalag IVB after the camp's liberation in April 1945, he most probably stopped for a moment, looked up at the sky and thanked his lucky star again. That star had kept him alive through five long years of war, the last eighteen brutal months of which he had spent as a prisoner-of-war. As he passed through the huge, intimidating gates of the camp for the last time, George carried with him some mementoes from his time in captivity, among them a very small, dog-eared notebook. The notebook was Georgea??s prisoner-of-war diary, which he had begun the day after he was taken prisoner and in which he had made the final entry on the day of his liberation. Reproducing the actual diary entries and supplementing them with information drawn from published accounts of the progress of the War, THOMPSON'S LUCKY STAR tells the harrowing and courageous story of Georgea??s captivity.