The Resource Glenn Forsyth : prisoner of war

Glenn Forsyth : prisoner of war

Label
Glenn Forsyth : prisoner of war, 1993
Title
Glenn Forsyth
Title remainder
prisoner of war
Inclusive dates
1993
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a detailed memoir describing Forsyth's military years. Covers his training (in a tank crew), voyage to Europe and additional training in England, deployment to the North African theater, and an engagement with enemy tanks that resulted in his capture and transfer to a German POW camp. Describes a serious illness he contracted and the German medical help received. Concerning the POW camp, the memoir describes the living conditions, treatment offered by the guards, work details Forsyth was assigned to, rumors of the war that leaked into the camp, Forsyth's escape attempt, recapture, and subsequent punishment in solitary confinement, and transfers to different camps. Discusses the Russian soldiers that liberated the camp at the war's end, Forsyth's rejoining the American armies, and his journey home. Includes photocopied photographs of Forsyth in full military dress, his POW papers, letters to family members, newspaper articles citing his capture and eventual release, his discharge papers, and a prisoner of war medal citation
Biographical or historical data
Forsyth served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945. He was captured and held as a POW and achieved the rank of private.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Glenn Forsyth : prisoner of war
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (48 pages).
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Glenn Forsyth 3519 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Phone #: (801) 466-2079.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Glenn Forsyth, creator, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373700672
Type of unit
folder
Label
Glenn Forsyth : prisoner of war
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (48 pages).
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Glenn Forsyth 3519 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106 Phone #: (801) 466-2079.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Glenn Forsyth, creator, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373700672
Type of unit
folder

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