"PRISONER OF WAR: My Horrendous March 1945" by Flt. Lt. Philip Henry Clews.
For all those bomber airfield buffs out there, I have recently become aware of this excellent small book which details the story of the above navigator of 578 Squadron operating out of Snaith and Burn in No.4 Group Bomber Command with Halifaxes.
Shot down over Magdeburg in Germany on his 30th mission and captured by the enemy he was forced to march hundreds of miles in front of advancing allied troops, the book also contains poems, anecdotes and a detailed sketch of the Halifax navigators position. The book is compiled by author Stanley Naylor who has written several good books on the Wash area between 1920 and 1945 and I believe is an excellent read.
Limited copies are obtainable at a price of £5 plus p&p (normal retail £6.49) from Mr A Bott 01623 835187 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations from the sale of this book will be made to the Dialysis Unit at Kings Mill Hospital Sutton in Ashfield Notts where Flt.Lt. Philip Clews was a patient until his death on 19th February 2003 at the age of 82.
Peter Collier email@example.com. ex Observer of 8 Group ROC and a current member of the 8 Group ROCA.