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Pte B Allen - Released in March 1945

Loughborough Echo - 27th April 1945

Gaily decorated house and a big banner with the words "Welcome Home" greeted Pte B Allen, son of Mr and Mrs G Allen, 78 Leicester Road, Quorn, when he arrived home this weekend. Bernard, who has been in the Army for four years, was captured in Tunisia and has been in prison camps in Italy and Germany.

He was on the march in Germany with other prisoners when the column was overtaken by the Americans. Bernard was flown to England and spoke highly of the organisation which got the released prisoners home so early after their arrival in this country.

Bernard, who married a young lady from Gorleston, had the satisfaction of seeing his nearly two-years-old little girl for the first time. He got quite a thrill out of this and when the Echo representative visited the house it did not appear it would be long before the little girl would get used to her daddy.

Bernard spoke in grateful terms of the Red Cross parcels he received whilst in prison camps. Many a prisoner of war, he said, would not have been able to exist but for those parcels. Bernard worked at the Granite Company, Mountsorrel, before the war.


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 Submitted on: 2010-08-04
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 901
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