All For Freedom: A True Story of Escape from the Nazis

All For Freedom: A True Story of Escape from the Nazis D.T Davies (Dai), L/Bdr, R.A., captured Crete 1941. Stalag 18A and others. Paperback. 2016. Published by Gomer Press. ISNB 978 178562 168 0. £9.99. Dai was captured after the Battle of Crete in 1941.  He spent three years as a PoW in Austria, then Hungary and finally at the barbaric concentration camp of Zemun, near Belgrade. These places were far removed from the rural Carmarthenshire where he was brought up, but their stench remains with him to this day. DT was awarded the Military Medal for his wartime services. Incidentally, there are also a couple of references in the book to one of our other members, Joe Burke, with whom Dai made contact a couple of years ago after 70 years, as a result of a mention in the Brotherhood Newsletter.

 

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