L. Cpl. Ernest Arthur Spooner

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L. Cpl. Ernest Arthur Spooner

Kings Royal Rifle Corp

Ernest Spooner served in the Kings Royal Rifle Corp. On the 31st May 1941 he was taken prisoner by the Germans during the battle of Crete.

From 1941 to 1945 Ernest was a prisoner of war being held at Stalag V11A in Moosburg until September 1943 and then he was moved to Stalag VIIIB until the long march in January 1945. 

During his 4 years as a POW, Ernest kept a diary. This site focuses on the 'Long March', the time when the war was coming to an end and the Germans marched the POW's out of Poland back towards Germany to avoid the advancing Russian army. 

Subpages (3): 1. Foreword 2. Diary 3. Map