Monday, November 5, 2012

Nov

5

1942

El Alamein – collecting up the prisoners

El Alamein 1942: Some of the first prisoners to be brought in from the battle. They include Germans of the 90th Light Division and Italians captured by Australians and the Highland Division respectively.

I gave them an hour to find a lorry each and bring it to me and they ran off in the best of spirits. Almost immediately however there were despairing cries and I found that they were all being arrested by English patrols. I spent my time rushing round freeing them, but got my 15 lorries in the end and drove them back to the prisoner-of-war camp.