Emotional meeting between Scottish WW2 veteran and son of fellow prisoner-of-war following search for survivors

A Second World War veteran who appealed to be reunited with his fellow prisoners-of- war has met the son of one of his former comrades.
Jimmy Johnstone, 98, launched the appeal in August and was “overwhelmed” by the worldwide response.
He was seeking survivors of his wartime ordeal, in which he was captured in France at the battle for Saint-Valery-en-Caux and then witnessed men die as the PoWs were transported to camps in Nazi-occupied Poland in cattle trucks after marching hundreds of miles.
He endured five years in the camps, ending with an escape bid on a death march in temperatures of... read more

 
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Source: Scotsman
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