job at sea in order to fulfill a childhood dream to 'see the
world'. His employer, the Harrison Line Ltd., offered him
work on the Passenger Cargo steamer SS Davisian. Little did
he know that his dream was going to be cut short by WWII
and the sinking of the merchant ship he was working on.
This book is a combination of his thoughts during that time,
together with illustrations and photos of the time when his
Merchant ship was attacked and sunk approx 410 miles north
of Barbados and sunk in position 18,00N 54,30W on voyage,
London to West Indies with general cargo, to his time in a
German Prisoner of War Camp and finally, Drancy a
Concentration Camp located near Paris in occupied France.
During the period of German occupation 26 concentration
camps were operated in the Occupied Zone. The central
concentration camp in France was Drancy, not far from Paris.
Following the German occupation in 1940, Drancy was
initially used as a camp for French and British prisoners of
war. Beginning in the summer of 1941, when the roundup of
Paris Jews began, Drancy was used to imprison Jewish
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detainees. From March 1942 Drancy became a transit camp
for Jews who were being deported to the 'East', an expression
Adolf Hitler preferred to use when referring to the 'Death