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Originally posted by Moserious
That is quite an interesting story. Young Master Bader seemed to be quite the hero. I wonder why he would go back to the camp though that just seems too weird for words. I will keep following this thread on Master Bader and I look forward to the climax to this story. Thanks.
Originally posted by Popeye
As a kid I used to go fishing with my father and one of his old pals.
One day my father offered him some turnips and he nearly vomited, it turned (he had never talked of the war before and my father only knew he was in the RAF like himself) that he was part of the first complete Wellington bomber crew to be capture, after being shot down in 1941. He apparently had turnips for breakfast, lunch and tea for 4 years.
Anyway to get to Bader, they were both in Colditz together, though he could not stand him as he would contantly bully escape committee to allow/support him in escape attempts that had little chance of success and each time other more worthy schemes would be rejected/sidelined because of precious resources allocated to Bader, and when he was caught their rations would be cut in half.
[edit on 21-8-2007 by Popeye]
Originally posted by timeless test
Thanks for the update Waynos, I take Ken's point entirely about a temporary arrangement.
...but why would Bader return to Germany. Would he take his determination not to be treated as an invalid to such extremes as to return as a matter of honour?
I'm not really expecting an answer to that, just thinking out loud so to speak.
[edit on 22-8-2007 by timeless test]