Reginald Thomas Newcombe is a man who has survived one of the most scary and deadly times in history… World War 2. He traveled from place to place in a Prisoner of War Camp and even meet some people along the way. Crete the place where the ANZAC’s finally hurt the Germans and lowered their numbers.
Reginald Thomas Newcombe was the name of my Great Grandad. He died at the age of 75 years old on the 23/6/1988; He died of old age. He fought in World War 2 and was captured in Crete. He went to 13 Prisoner Of War Camps (POW). (In one he had to walk from Yugoslavia to Austria.) In his travels he met two people in a POW camp called Föst and Marianna Susan; Föst owned a Saw Mill.
Paragraph 2: The Battle Of Crete
Crete is a small island near Greece. Allied troops evacuated from Greece to Crete, which then made Crete a German target. On the 20 of May 1941 the Nazi’s flew airplanes over Crete dropping troops. (The Allies only had 15 plains.) Food was low in some places so those places only had food for 10 to 14 days. In the end 4,123 people died and another 17,479 Were captured.
Reginald Thomas Newcombe was inspiring to all. He fought for peace and freedom and survived. And for the 4,123 who died in Crete we will always remember them.