Discussion in 'Canadian' started by JimHerriot, Jun 3, 2019.
Extracts from "Detour - The Story of Oflag IVC"
Lt Col C C I Merritt VC, South Saskatchewan Regiment.
Lieut J E R Wood MC, Royal Canadian Engineers.
Escape from Oflag VIIB Eichstatt 3rd/4th June 1943 (part 1).
Escape from Oflag VIIB Eichstatt 3rd/4th June 1943 (part 2).
Lt John H Roy, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, and his account "FETTERED" after Dieppe.
Tpr G R Armstrong, Calgary Regiment.
"TO BE PUT DOWN AS AN EXPERIMENT - DIEPPE"
By Lieut A R Marchand, Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal.
Speech by Lt Wood given to the Empire Club of Canada in Toronto. Has some details about the production of the book.
The Inception and Production of Detour
Thank you so much Chris C for posting the link to Lieut. Wood's speech. I recommend all to read said speech in it's entirety. It is profound and heart-tearing stuff.
Again Chris, thank you.
Lt John Edward Rogers Wood, Military Cross | Canadian Military Engineers
Citation for Military Cross:
During the raid on Dieppe, 19 August 1942, Lieutenant Wood was aboard a landing craft which beached some 50 feet from shore. He swam ashore and returned to the ship several times through heavy fire, assisting aboard the wounded who had attempted to land. This officer was in the water some considerable time, and although wounded himself displayed marked leadership in the rescue of wounded, and with no regard for himself, carried on throughout the entire action, undoubtedly saving many lives. When the tide receded, Lieutenant Wood unloaded and carried ashore beehive charges for engineer demolitions and rolls of tracking for tanks. At this time the landing craft had been hit and was burning. He carried on his work in the open under intense enemy fire without thought for his own safety. he showed remarkable coolness in handling men and was a splendid example to all.
Deceased Vancouver, BC 24 December 1973.
You are most welcome, Jim. I somehow missed your thread until I looked at Jba45ww2's post today. I have read about a couple of accounts of POW life and escape attempts by members of the Calgary Regiment captured at Dieppe, though not from Colditz.
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