KRIEGIES AND GOONS by James H. Lang,Richard E. Lang,Christopher J. Lang

By James H. Lang,Richard E. Lang,Christopher J. Lang

An keen new military Air Corps Sergeant is provided the Silver big name Medal for gallantry in warfare for motion over North Africa. What rate did he pay? lots of the aircrew perished after their B-25 was once hit, yet fortunately Lang and the tail gunner survived and landed within the Mediterranean Sea, his burns soothed by way of the cool waters. SGT Lang spent months in Italian and German hospitals, finally arriving at Stalag VII-A. He and his fellow Allied POW's (Krieges) have been ultimately force-marched to Stalag XVII-B just before the Allied repatriation of Europe. SGT Lang survived. His reports distinction with the lifestyles he left at the back of within the usa. foodstuff, garments, dozing preparations, touch with household, entry to information of the area outdoor the camps, and various different lifestyles info have been vastly replaced. Lang provides us a close examine how deeply we're plagued by the deprivation of the freedom to maneuver approximately freely.

Lang joined numerous others in strive against in the course of observe battle II. He observed the fun of winning missions and the anguish of misplaced comrades. yet after surviving the destruction of his bomber over North Africa, his trip to the Stalags wound via generally untouched Europe, as a sufferer of the 3rd Reich to regard his huge burns and different accidents. After coming into Stalag VII-A he joined the scoop vacuum of the POW camp, witnessing glimpses right here and there of the altering faces of the battle and the international locations concerned. once they vacated the actual camp and marched, it was once right into a combined kingdom part of impoverished population and devastated capital. As a witness of the horrors and devastation of battle Lang might ask yourself on the severe switch he had witnessed. the area was once ceaselessly replaced; and so used to be he.

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