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From Ropes to Chains

From Ropes to Chains

After two months in ropes, Mr. Poolton describes the situation where chains were used to tie their hands.

Two Months Tied in Ropes

Two Months Tied in Ropes

Marching off in Groups of 10, the POW’s are tied in ropes, left with very low morale and little hope for the future.

Infestation of Bed Bugs and Fleas

Infestation of Bed Bugs and Fleas

Mr. Poolton describes the severe conditions of living quarters and the three types of soup they were given to eat.

The First Night was Unforgettable

The First Night was Unforgettable

Having no food or water, Mr. Poolton describes the treatment and conditions en route to the POW camp.

Taken Prisoner

Taken Prisoner

Mr. Poolton shares his experience about being marched as a prisoner of war.

Getting Stretchers for the Wounded

Getting Stretchers for the Wounded

With such ghastly sights of severely wounded soldiers, Mr. Poolton and company begin to assist while the German soldiers continue to shoot.

Germans on the Beach

Germans on the Beach

Not wanting to surrender, Mr. Poolton and company return to the beach where the Germans have taken over.

Two Miles From the French Coast

Two Miles From the French Coast

Mr. Poolton describes his landing at Dieppe.

Ready for Battle

Ready for Battle

Heading to Dieppe, Mr. Poolton is equipped with mortars, loaded down on the landing craft, prepared and ready for battle.

Operation Rudder Canceled

Operation Rudder Canceled

Mr. Poolton recalls the readiness of his regiment to embark in action against the enemy, only for it to be canceled.

Battle Drills and Maneuvers

Battle Drills and Maneuvers

While on coastal defense, Mr. Poolton describes the responsibilities and duties of his regiment as well as the unbelievable amount of soldiers involved in action.

First Impressions of London

First Impressions of London

Mr. Poolton shares his memories of arrival in London and the sights and sounds of bombs and flares going off!

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