There is not much doing here at present, except getting ready for Christmas.
He sent a few quite brief Photostat letters until 25th June 1944, when he reported that he had been in hospital suffering from impetigo, which had cleared up nicely.
He was in Stalag 8b where he took part in a concert of the Mikado, he was one of the three little maids from school we did have a few photos but they were lost.
If anyone remembers him or has any photos of the concert I would love to hear from you. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks My father, Bert Key, was in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and was captured about the time of the Dunkirk evacuation.
That however must have been when he 'went into the bag.' His next communication is a 'Kriegsgefangenpost' card from Stalag IXA, where he has become POW Nr 142942.
I have two of these postcards dated late in 1944, which are written in pencil, and are reassuring, if necessarily extremely brief.
Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to WW2.
Shortly before the outbreak of WW2 he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps as 7348810 Pte. there is good swimming in the sea and a bus service to the town, where there are good service clubs and cinemas.He went on to have a successful career and raise five sons before he died in 1981.My father william Mc Knight became a POW on Crete where he gave himself up as he was ill and the Cretians who were hiding him had no medicine." In October 1943 he writes: "I can now tell you what you may already have guessed, that we are in Italy." He continues: "The towns are not up to much now, as you can imagine, but the people received us in a fairly friendly fashion." Later that month he writes: "We are in action in Italy, as you may have guessed. Sometimes we are very busy, and sometimes there is very little to do.The worst thing is the noise, which at times is deafening. We get a lot of shelling now and again - though not dangerously close." On 23rd December '43 he writes: "...