World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Generals Free

When Italy surrendered last September, three high British officers were glumly killing time in a prisoner-of-war camp near Florence. Air Marshal Owen Tudor Boyd had been captured late in 1940, when his transport was forced down in Sicily. Lieut. Generals Sir Richard Nugent O'Connor and Philip Neame, V.C., had been crudely kidnapped by a Nazi motorcycle patrol which stumbled across them in a stalled truck convoy near Derna, Libya, on a spring night in 1941.

General O'Connor's capture was a particularly bitter blow; he was field commander of the North African Army...

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