Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jun

9

1942

Taken prisoner out in the Desert

25-pdr field guns in action in the Western Desert, 22 March 1942.

Soon shouting and gestures from the German non-commissioned officer made us collect in a bunch to our right, and while doing so, I was able to whisper to one or two of our men, who started to commiserate with such remarks as ‘Bad luck, Sir ‘, not to call me Sir or to let on that I was an officer, and to remind them that Name, Rank, Number was all they should say.