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By James H. Lang,Richard E. Lang,Christopher J. Lang

An keen new military Air Corps Sergeant is offered the Silver big name Medal for gallantry in struggle for motion over North Africa. What cost did he pay? many of the aircrew perished after their B-25 was once hit, yet fortunately Lang and the tail gunner survived and landed within the Mediterranean Sea, his burns soothed via the cool waters. SGT Lang spent months in Italian and German hospitals, ultimately arriving at Stalag VII-A. He and his fellow Allied POW's (Krieges) have been ultimately force-marched to Stalag XVII-B previous to the Allied repatriation of Europe. SGT Lang survived. His studies distinction with the existence he left at the back of within the usa. foodstuff, garments, slumbering preparations, touch with household, entry to information of the area open air the camps, and various different existence info have been enormously replaced. Lang supplies us a close examine how deeply we're plagued by the deprivation of the freedom to maneuver approximately freely.

Lang joined numerous others in strive against in the course of observe conflict II. He observed the joys of winning missions and the pain of misplaced comrades. yet after surviving the destruction of his bomber over North Africa, his trip to the Stalags wound via as a rule untouched Europe, as a sufferer of the 3rd Reich to regard his large burns and different accidents. After coming into Stalag VII-A he joined the inside track vacuum of the POW camp, witnessing glimpses right here and there of the altering faces of the battle and the nations concerned. once they vacated the actual camp and marched, it used to be right into a combined kingdom part of impoverished population and devastated capital. As a witness of the horrors and devastation of conflict Lang may possibly ask yourself on the severe swap he had witnessed. the realm used to be eternally replaced; and so used to be he.

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