This was given to Jim L’Esperance by the Red Cross.
There was a letter sent with the Wartime Log.
Life was very harsh for POWs in Marlag und Milag Nord. Food was scarce as well as heating.
Jim L’Esperance survived the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan.
He came close to being rescued by HMCS Haida.
That was not meant to be…
Jim L’Esperance used his Wartime Log to document his stay at Marlag und Milag Nord.
You can watch videos made in 1945 when the prisoners were liberated from the prison camp.
Every Monday I will post what Jim L’Esperance pasted in his Wartime Log leading us to April 29, 2014, 70 years after the sinking of HMCS Athabaskan.
Here is a preview of what I will post.