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Finally Getting Liberated

Finally Getting Liberated

Mr. Cole shares his feelings when he realized freedom was just around the corner.

Marching 22 Kilometres a Day

Marching 22 Kilometres a Day

Mr. Cole recalls the marches and witnessing horrific sights along the way.

Celebrating Christmas as a POW

Celebrating Christmas as a POW

Mr. Coles share the story of how the prisoner never went without celebrating Christmas, albeit in their own unique way.

Receiving Care Packages

Receiving Care Packages

Mr. Cole tells about the contents given in the Red Cross parcels as well as the care packages sent from their families back home.

Keep your own Head on Straight!

Keep your own Head on Straight!

Mr. Coles tells of his interaction with the padre, Major Foote, while in camp and advice given in respect to their own survival.

Treatment from the Guards

Treatment from the Guards

During time in camp, Mr. Cole speaks of the treatment of guards and expresses the fact that they were not treated badly at all.

Digging a Tunnel in Camp

Digging a Tunnel in Camp

Mr. Cole tells of his involvement in digging a tunnel and the perspective he had for taking part in this activity.

Different Stories about the Camps

Different Stories about the Camps

Mr. Coles acknowledges the idea of different stories from different POW prisoners during their time in camp yet emphasizes that he felt that his experiences weren’t that bad.

One Bath in Almost Three Years

One Bath in Almost Three Years

Mr. Cole shares his story of treatment as a prisoner arriving to the camp where he would remain as a POW.

Transported in a Boxcar

Transported in a Boxcar

After surrendering, Mr. Cole shares a demoralizing experience while loaded in a boxcar en route to POW camp.

Helping to Carry the Dead and Wounded

Helping to Carry the Dead and Wounded

After being part of the battle on the beach in Dieppe, Mr. Cole tells of his involvement in carrying stretchers of the dead and wounded to the hospital.

We did what we had to do!

We did what we had to do!

Mr. Cole provides his opinion on the purpose and actions taken during the battle of the Dieppe Raid.

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