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By Tom Guttridge

whilst rifleman Tom Guttridge lower back from struggle within the early summer season of 1945, he introduced domestic not just bright thoughts of the battlefield and his 5 years in prisoner-of-war camps, yet a distinct selection of pictures acquired from his German captors by way of buying and selling goods from pink go parcels. The pictures integrated battlefield scenes of Calais, the place Tom used to be captured in might 1940 after battling to carry up the German boost throughout the evacuation of Dunkirk, and photographs illustrating either the horrors and the lighter part of way of life within the 3 PoW camps the place he spent lots of the battle – Stalag VIII B and the Delbruick Shaft in southern Poland and Stalag 383 in Bavaria, Germany. along with his written stories, the photographs supply an extraordinary visible perception into lifestyles in PoW camps, together with day-by-day chores, funerals and celebrations, camp leisure and soccer suits among former specialist players.

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