By Lieutenant Commander Ralph Burton Goodwin OBE RNZVR
This used to be what Lieutenant Commander R.B. Goodwin confronted while he determined to flee from the Shamsuipo PoW Camp in Kowloon, Hong Kong in July 1944 after 3 years of internment.
With no maps and no wisdom of the rustic or the language, Lieutenant Commander Goodwin set out throughout enemy territory and war-torn China. end result of the color of his dermis he needed to trip through the nighttimes for far of what was once an 870-mile trip to arrive British India.
Few of his fellow prisoners gave him any likelihood of succeeding, but, little greater than 3 months later, he used to be being transported to the protection of Calcutta. For his bold and resolution Lieutenant Commander Goodwin was once presented the Order of the British Empire.
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