Teachers at the Front, 1914-1919


A Blinded Musician’s Memoir of Wartime Captivity 1940-1943

By: Bernard Harris
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781526783868
Published: 30th November 2020
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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Teachers at the Front, 1914-1919

As the author, a young Army bandsman lies wounded at the Battle of Corinth, he is shot between the eyes at point blank range. Miraculously he survives but is blinded. In a makeshift hospital a young Greek volunteer saves his life with slices of boiled egg. Captured Allied medics later restore the sight in one eye.

In this moving and entertaining memoir Bernard describes daily life in POW camps in Greece and Germany. He established a theatrical group and an orchestra who perform to fellow POWs and their German guards. A superb raconteur, as well as a gifted musician, the author’s anecdotes are memorably amusing. Bernard was repatriated via Sweden in late 1943.

While blinded in one eye and seriously wounded, the author was told by his New Zealand doctor, fellow POW and musician John Borrie, ‘When nothing else will do, music will always lift one up’. Barbed Wire Blues’ inspirational, ever optimistic tone will surely have the same effect on its readers.

 

 




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