Ernest James Brough MM, as a Sergeant, 2/32 Battalion, and Prisoner of War, Second World War interviewed by Janet Roberts Billett.

Accession Number S04488
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 58 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description micro cassette; Dictaphone MC-60; SoundTech MC-60; mono
Maker Brough, Ernest James
Billett, Janet Roberts
Date made 8 May 2007
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Ernest Brough served at Tobruk, where he was wounded, and El Alamein, where he was captured and made a prisoner of war. In March 1944 Brough and two other prisoners succeeded in escaping from the camp and travelled across country to Yugoslavia. On 20th April 1944 they met Partisan soldiers and were eventually evacuated to Italy on an American aircraft.
Ernest Brough received the Military Medal for his courage in persistent attempts to escape Prisoner of War camps.
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