The Story of Prisoner No 259175
The Diary of Herbert Noel ‘Taffy’ Grimwood, as told to Irene
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On July 28th 1941, Herbert Noel ‘Taffy’ Grimwood set sail from Sevenoaks to join the British Forces at war. From Sidi Omar to Tobruk he fought until in June 1942 he was captured.
Then began almost three years of prison camps, ranging from the heel of Italy up to Cologne in the middle of Germany.
When Taffy was first captured he began a diary, detailing the day-to-day life of a POW - the efforts to keep fit, to get enough to eat and, in general, to stay alive.
On 8th May 1945 he walked out of the prison camp, a free man at last.
Taffy’s War is the story of one man doing his duty and trying to live as a prisoner of war. This is not a story of great heroics. Rather it is the story of quiet heroics, the unassuming heroism that so many servicemen showed during their imprisonment.
The book is liberally sprinkled with photographs and documents and there is a selection of poems written by servicemen from the camps.
128pp, paperback, 30 photographs maps and illustrations £8.95 REDUCED