Tag Archives: Stalag Luft III

A veritable treasure trove of items from Stalag Luft III…

Earlier this year on the Stalag Luft 3 Facebook page, I entered a competition run by Steve Martin.  The page is hosted by Ben van Drogenbroek and you may remember that Steve and Ben co-wrote the marvellous book, ‘The Camera … Continue reading

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A new and extraordinary book…

Last week I took delivery of a book from Holland…a book of the memoirs of Charles Boyd Woehrle written by Ben van Drogenbroek and Steve Martin. Its title is The Camera Became My Passport Home It’s phenomenal and a real … Continue reading

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March by Moonlight – a new book

A friend of mine, Barry Love, recently had his father’s WWII memoirs published in a book titled ‘March by Moonlight’ – a volume I’ve only just finished reading. Click on the image for a link to Amazon books. Jack Love, … Continue reading

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Johnny Travis – Wireless Operator

One of the crew members on that ‘one way journey’ to Emden was Johnny Travis and he is one I wasn’t able to find too much about initially. There aren’t too many photos of him around and those are rather … Continue reading

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Photo of 7 Squadron members in Stalag Luft III 1942

I’ve been holding back this photograph for ages so that it could be used as part of the unveiling ceremony and associated presentation at Blije, Friesland Province… but now I’m able to put it up here so that others can see … Continue reading

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Putting the record straight…

It’s been pointed out to me that I’ve got ‘Johnny’ Travis’s nationality wrong… so I’m putting the record straight here. He was known as ‘The Dapper Rhodesian’ by most people in his unit and later in Stalag Luft III. His … Continue reading

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Stalag Luft III and the sad messages from home…

I’m a regular user of Facebook and belong to a wonderful group that exists to remember the  Short Stirling bomber… the first of the heavy bombers  used in the war.  In the group one of the chaps, Glenn Haybittle, posted … Continue reading

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