Wallet 2 of 3 - Two copies of final draft of Captive in Crete, c. 1990

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Accession Number AWM2021.22.52
Collection number PR03098
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 2
Object type Manuscript
Physical description 74 Image/s captured
Maker Peck, John Desmond
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made c. 1990
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX9534 Lieutenant John Desmond "Johnny" "Des" Peck DCM, 2/7 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force, Australia, Palestine, Greece, Crete, Italy, Switzerland and England, 1939-c. 2000.

Wallet 2 of 3 - Contains two typed manuscripts of John Desmond Peck’s unpublished memoir Captive in Crete. The memoir details Peck’s experience being stranded on Crete for several months after the Evacuation of Crete. He discusses his time in a German prisoner of war camp, the assistance from the Cretans on the island, and the several attempts to escape the island.

Peck's first draft of the memoir was written c. 1950 and this typed manuscript was created c. 1990 with minimal editing.

The copies are duplicates and therefore only one copy has been digitised.