Ep 319: Family Stories – Ep 19

Ep 319: Family Stories – Ep 19

This week we hear more of your war time family stories. Including the incredible details of an Australian soldier’s experiences in a Japanese POW camp and the Sandakan death marches, hiding an illegal printing press as part of the Danish resistance; and scavenger hunts in the desert minefields of North Africa.

With thanks to Alyssa Braithwaite, Tom Campbell, Jan Johansson, Patrick Lees and Mark Wrycraft for sharing their stories.

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