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Donald McKenzie's Capture at Dunkirk

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The contributor's father, Donald Robert McKenzie, was in the 51st Highland Division. Donald was captured in the North of France, after the Dunkirk evacuation. Donald was either marched or taken by train to Poland, where he was put into Stalag XX-A, a prisoner of war camp. Donald spent most of the War in work camps and farms in Poland. When the Russians started invading in 1945, Donald was marched from Poland to Germany along the Baltic coast and was hidden there until repatriation by the Americans.

Donald decided to write a book that was published by a local history society in the Isle of Lewis.


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Autobiography of Donald McKenzie

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Donald Robert McKenzie

Person who shared the story/items

William Mackenzie

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Donald was the contributor's father

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Shared at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh on 25 November 2023.

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113487 | EDI052