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Reasons for Joining Up

Reasons for Joining Up

Together with his brother, Mr. Stanley shares his story on making the decision to join up and steps taken towards training before heading overseas.

Never got too Serious about Battle

Never got too Serious about Battle

Being young and unaware of the reality of battle, Mr. Edwards shares his perspective of not really being aware of the level of danger he would witness in Dieppe.

Dieppe was a Bad Place

Dieppe was a Bad Place

Being in the tank, Mr. Stanley shares his experiences during the Dieppe Raid, showing empathy for the infantrymen who did not have the same protection.

Surrendered and Captured

Surrendered and Captured

Mr. Stanley recalls his days as a POW.

Bound with Ropes and Chains

Bound with Ropes and Chains

Mr. Edwards shares his personal experiences and attitudes on being tied for almost eighteen months.

If Behaviour Good, Everything was okay.

If Behaviour Good, Everything was okay.

Although never beaten himself, Mr. Edwards shares his view on behaviour within the POW camp.

Feeling of Being Free

Feeling of Being Free

Mr. Edwards shares an emotional story of the feeling he had knowing he would soon be free.

Not Good for Infantry or us

Not Good for Infantry or us

With little hope of survival, Mr. Edwards shares his view on why so many soldiers died on the beach in Dieppe.

Finally Being Free!

Finally Being Free!

Mr. Stanley tells of how he escaped twice during his time as POW and expresses emotion at finally being free to return home.

Knowing the Risk yet took the Chance

Knowing the Risk yet took the Chance

Mr. Edwards speaks about his decision to escape camp, knowing the possible consequences.

The Heart of a Mother

The Heart of a Mother

Mr. Edwards speaks about receiving telegrams and care packages from his mother during his time in POW camp.

Reflection of Service

Reflection of Service

Mr. Edwards expresses emotion as he speaks about visiting his brother’s grave every Remembrance Day.

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