Stolen Years: Australian prisoners of war
Some knelt and kissed the ground; some danced and sang; some were quiet and bewildered; some buttonholed one of the welcoming committee and talked of their POW experiences; some quietly wept.
Stanley Harrison, RAF, 1945
In May 1945 liberated prisoners of war assembled in western Germany and Belgium. Lancasters and other aircraft of Bomber Command were fitted out as transports to fly them to Britain. They included aircraft of Australian bomber squadrons.