World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: The Lucky Ones

"The little commandant, in full regalia, called out Commander Beattie and saluted him, which was gentlemanly. There was wild applause. We all feel now that the raid must have been thought worthwhile at home."

From the barbed-wire fastness of a German prison camp a Briton wrote thus last week, describing an extraordinary scene which had broken prison monotony. The Germans, with great ceremony, paid tribute to one of their own prisoners, Lieut. Commander Stephen Haider Beattie. Through the Red Cross notification had come of the award to Beattie of the Victoria Cross,...

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