Jack Calder - Losing touch

Running time
1 min 4 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Just going back a little bit, in England I tried to get in touch with Taffy. I went to the barracks where he would have been involved and they said, "He was a prisoner of war was he?" I said, "Yes." "I don't think we can help you." This was one of the problems of the British army, especially Welsh and Ireland.

If the blokes had have been prisoners of war, didn't matter how or why, they didn't want any more to do with them. And I believe that's why I could never contact him and I've never contacted him to this day. He was older than me, he's probably well gone by now, but still that's it.

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