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Witnessing an Absolute Massacre

Witnessing an Absolute Massacre

Mr. Poolton speaks about the battle of Dieppe - snipers shooting, men on fire and orders given to surrender!

He Laid Down And Died

He Laid Down And Died

Mr. Ferguson gives a touching description of the destitution and starvation among the children, one of whom touched him personally.

My Friend Jack!

My Friend Jack!

Mr. Couture shares some happier moments about his friend, a repayment he never thought would happen!!

Best and Worst Moments

Best and Worst Moments

Mr. Couture shares some memories of his time as a POW.

Finally Going Home

Finally Going Home

Mr. Couture speaks about returning home and reflects back on reasons for his survival.

Opportunity for Tea with the Queen

Opportunity for Tea with the Queen

Already liberated, Mr. Couture speaks about an opportunity to have tea with the queen but when ex-POW’s spot a pub, a choice of drink is changed!

Getting Closer to being Liberated

Getting Closer to being Liberated

On the death march, Mr. Couture tells of his thoughts of being free as he witnessed the conditions improving for him and his fellow prisoners.

The Walk with No Food or Shelter

The Walk with No Food or Shelter

Mr. Couture tells of the hundreds of miles walked with little hope for survival.

Poor Conditions of Starvation and Disease

Poor Conditions of Starvation and Disease

Mr. Couture describes the harrowing conditions in POW camp where so many prisoners lost their lives.

My Job was Milking Cows!

My Job was Milking Cows!

While POW, Mr. Couture tells of milking cows and how his farm boy days helped him get the job done!

Witnessing Death and Despair

Witnessing Death and Despair

Mr. Couture has to help the Germans carry out their dead and wounded.

Being Taken POW

Being Taken POW

Mr. Couture recounts his actions on the beach when Germans moved in and took him and many other soldiers as POW.

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