Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Anon, 1925 - , Interviewee, Male, Soldier; Farm labourer; Building merchant
Speaker: McGrath, JM, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines joining army 1942, serving in France and Russia, being captured and processed through Prisoner of War (POW) camps in Europe, USA, UK, arriving at Shady Lane, Leicester in 1947. Mentions various jobs later in life. Describes in detail life at Shady Lane; social life, work on farms, feelings of being a POW, contacts with home. Briefly reflects on the experience and of now being a foreigner in Germany.
Place of birth: Kumbinin, East Prussia
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
Playing time: 45 mins
Access Restrictions: No copyright Item Copyright: EMOHA
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