WW1 Soldier released from German prison camp to see his dyin

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WW1 Soldier released from German prison camp to see his dyin

Postby mrdeacon » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:44 pm

Captain Robert Campbell, aged 29, was captured just weeks after Britain declared war on Germany in July, 1914. But after two years in Magdeburg Prisoner of War Camp the British officer received word from home his mother Louise Campbell was close to death. He speculatively wrote to Kaiser Wilhelm II begging to be allowed home to visit his mother one final time.


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Re: WW1 Soldier released from German prison camp to see his

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:54 pm

His Medal Index Card.
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Re: WW1 Soldier released from German prison camp to see his

Postby kerchi » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:59 pm

This is quite an amazing story! I have never heard of this before, has anyone else?

To be allowed to leave the camp for two weeks in the first place was astonishing but for the British army to allow Captain Campbell back into Germany as a POW is something else entirely. Very chivalrous indeed on Campbell's part to give his word and return a prisoner.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Postby plbramham » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:50 pm

I have read this story before, but I cannot remember the book, anyone else seen it? Paul
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