British POW's illustrated diary

Link to British POW's illustrated diary

Apropos of yesterday's post, here's another diary from a POW held at Stalag Luft III.

Last November, the BBC aired a two-part series on Ted Nestor's War Diary. According to their article:

On the night of 28 August 1943, Flt Lt Ted Nestor was on an RAF raid to bomb Nuremberg when the Stirling bomber he was navigating was shot down.

Despite suffering severe burns, he parachuted to safety but was soon captured and taken to Stalag Luft III, the POW camp made famous in the film The Great Escape.

During his captivity, Nestor kept an illustrated diary. Some of the pages can be seen in an audio slideshow of his daughter telling his story.

Author: Richard Turner
Publication: BBC Manchester
Section: News
Length: 635 words
Date: November 23, 2009

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