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Martin Edward Christiansen: Prisoner of War in Italy

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:02 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Martin (4 August 1920-25 Feb 1977), met his wife Beatrice Alice Christiansen, in 1948. Margaret was born in Hanover.

Martin was in Italian camps where they were asked to run downhill. Martin and others who ran downhill survived. Those who did not run downhill were killed.

In Danish letters, his family sent him Monopoly game with escape kit.

History

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1. Martin's medals 2. Certificate of service 3. Official 'Missing in Action' 4. Letter dated 16.12.1941 from Robin Maugham, brother of Somerset Maugham 5. Robin Maugham 03.02.1942 6. Letter Italian prisoner of war 17.11.1942 7. Correspondence Italian prisoner of war 8. Repatriation 9. Interrogated Algiers, Embarkation 10. Photos in uniform

Person the story/items relate to

Martin Edward Christiansen

Person who shared the story/items

Martin William Draycott and Margaret Draycott

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was Margaret's father and Martin Draycott's grandfather.

Type of submission

Shared at Liverpool Central Library, Merseyside on 2 March 2024.

Record ID

119616 | LIV022

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