OVER THE WIRE A POW’S Escape Story from the Second World War

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The author was a medical officer with the 12th Casualty Clearing Station sent to France in 1940 as part of the British Expeditionary Force. The unit withdrew back into the Dunkirk perimeter, with author being captured with others from the unit and their wounded patients. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his gallantry and leadership at Bethune and Dunkirk. The author escaped from a prisoner of war camp in 1942 and made his way through France to eventual freedom in Spain.

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