S J Woodman’s long march diary transcript

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Stanley John Woodman, was a Sapper (from the French word sappe – spadework, or trench) in the Royal Engineers, Army No. 2069751

He was confirmed as POW, No. 220907, on 24/10/1942.

Woodman Diary (2)

Woodman’s diary

Written at the top of page 1 of Stanley’s account of the long march is written: ‘Today 28th January 1995, awakened by the recent anniversary commemorations in the “AUSCHWITZ” camp in Poland, I have for the first time since writing in 1945, found the courage to read these notes again – for they bring back memories of comrades, all who had hope in adversity’.

You may read his account: Stanley John Woodman The Long March


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