change of pace non GPz
masonjs at nrtco.net
Wed May 6 18:21:28 PDT 2009
Humor me cause I'm old
My sister is a volenteer for the Red Cross in Toronto.
They were given a journal that had been found it the effects of a Canadian
Flight Lieutenant Jones from WW II by his family, who realized it wasn't
THe journal had been kept by a Brit one George Gidney, who had fought in
North Africa and had been taken POW in Itally in '44. Then taken to a
Stalag in Poland.
With the invasion of the Russians the POWs were force marched across
Germany. THe Brit suffering from dissentery figured he wouldn't survive the
trek gave the journal to the Canadian POW and asked him to give it to his
THe Canadian wound up in London at wars end, but with the chaos could not
locate the family so the journal came to Canada.
After a sizable amount of work they located the daugther of George Gidney
in GB who was flown to Canada and given her father's journal.
More information about the GPZList