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Memories of Service 3 - John Wilkinson

Web (Full Length) – 2016

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
Eventually a Gestapo bloke came along … and he came to interview me and he bashed me up a couple of times and knocked me off my chair and gave me a cigarette and wouldn’t light it. I got so mad I shoved the cigarette into his face and he got upset about that.
– John Wilkinson
The Italians caught us when we got to the beach, bashed us up and gave us a pretty good hiding. And luckily a German officer came over the sand dunes and spoke perfect English, and said ‘come with me.’
– John Wilkinson