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Memories of Service 3 - John Wilkinson Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 3 - John Wilkinson

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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John Wilkinson didn’t realise until after the end of World War ll that he’d broken his back when the plane he was piloting in North Africa was shot down. Captured and beaten up by Italian soldiers, interrogated by the Gestapo, John eventually ended up in the notorious Stalag Luft III prison camp in what is now Poland. He was involved in the Wooden Horse Escape, one of the most famous of the war. Later he would meet his future wife at the camp, a displaced person from Lithuania. Now 95, John’s memory of his wartime experiences remains undimmed.

Key Cast & Crew

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David Blyth

Producer, Director, Interviewer

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Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

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Jed Town

Composer

We were the last camp to move out of Stalag Luft III and it was a shocking experience. You know we walked all day in the snow and we had no clothing and no food. We slept in barns and churches.
– John Wilkinson