change of pace non GPz

Dave Daniels dwaynedaniels at
Wed May 6 19:21:20 PDT 2009

Interesting story. That could easily be a movie.

--- On Wed, 5/6/09, The Masons <masonjs at> wrote:

From: The Masons <masonjs at>
Subject: change of pace non GPz
To: "GPz List" <gpzlist at>
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 9:21 PM

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
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 family.
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.


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