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26 Mar 2014 The incredible life story of Dubliner Colonel Tresham Gregg, who has died aged 94. He had an adventurous Army career as a leader of wartime Italian partisans, having already acquired a reputation as a serial escaper from PoW camps. Born in Dublin on April 7 1919, Tresham Dames Gregg was educated at Bishop’s Diocesan College, Cape Town, South Africa, and at Bedford School. During a cosmopolitan childhood he made friends in Cologne, whom he continued to visit until the outbreak of…

26 Mar 2014 The incredible life story of Dubliner Colonel Tresham Gregg, who has died aged 94. He had an adventurous Army career as a leader of wartime Italian partisans, having already acquired a reputation as a serial escaper from PoW camps. Born in Dublin on April 7 1919, Tresham Dames Gregg was educated at Bishop’s Diocesan College, Cape Town, South Africa, and at Bedford School. During a cosmopolitan childhood he made friends in Cologne, whom he continued to visit until the outbreak of…

An American MP stands guard in front of a 65 ft. tree at the top of Radicosa Pass; 2500 ft. in the Appennine Mountains. Italy, December 18, 1944

An American MP stands guard in front of a 65 ft. tree at the top of Radicosa Pass; 2500 ft. in the Appennine Mountains. Italy, December 18, 1944

Italian Prisoners of War stand beside their beds in the large warehouse-like dormitory at the N.144 workers camp near London. According to the original caption "the camp is sub-divided into 5 large dormitories in which are found 2-tiered bunks. These dormitories have central heating. Every bunk is further provided with a mattress and 4 blankets in the winter (in the summer they have only 3)".

Italian Prisoners of War stand beside their beds in the large warehouse-like dormitory at the N.144 workers camp near London. According to the original caption "the camp is sub-divided into 5 large dormitories in which are found 2-tiered bunks. These dormitories have central heating. Every bunk is further provided with a mattress and 4 blankets in the winter (in the summer they have only 3)".

German POWs harvest sugar beets for eighty cents a day while interned in an American POW camp. Approximately 425,000 captured German soldiers were sent to the United States as POWs and were interned in 700 camps throughout the U.S. during World War II. Near Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA. 1944.

German POWs harvest sugar beets for eighty cents a day while interned in an American POW camp. Approximately 425,000 captured German soldiers were sent to the United States as POWs and were interned in 700 camps throughout the U.S. during World War II. Near Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA. 1944.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 1977 - a sad day that the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Aron Presley has died at age 42.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 1977 - a sad day that the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Aron Presley has died at age 42.

Prigionieri tedeschi ed italiani della 9° Divisione Fanteria australiana a Tobruck, dopo il primo assalto senza successo di Rommel.

Prigionieri tedeschi ed italiani della 9° Divisione Fanteria australiana a Tobruck, dopo il primo assalto senza successo di Rommel.

21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground.

21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground.

German and Italian POWs captured by the British 8th Army, Egypt 1942

German and Italian POWs captured by the British 8th Army, Egypt 1942

An Indian soldier gives the "V" sign from the port-hole of a ship as he arrives at Singapore, Dec. 1941. Indian soldiers were all volunteers during WWII and became  the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. ☚

An Indian soldier gives the "V" sign from the port-hole of a ship as he arrives at Singapore, Dec. 1941. Indian soldiers were all volunteers during WWII and became the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. ☚

Joseph Robert Beyrle (1923-2004) was a para with the 101st Airborne when he was caught by the Germans during the Normandy landings.Eventually,he managed to escape and wandered in the German countryside until he met Russian troops and persuaded their commanders to allow him to fight on the front line.He fought for a month and was wounded.Marshal Zhukov arranged for Beyrle's trip back to the US. Beyrle is the only American who fought the Germans in both the US and Red Armies.

Joseph Robert Beyrle (1923-2004) was a para with the 101st Airborne when he was caught by the Germans during the Normandy landings.Eventually,he managed to escape and wandered in the German countryside until he met Russian troops and persuaded their commanders to allow him to fight on the front line.He fought for a month and was wounded.Marshal Zhukov arranged for Beyrle's trip back to the US. Beyrle is the only American who fought the Germans in both the US and Red Armies.

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