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Forgotten hero of Bunker Valentin /

Michèle Callan.
Main Creator: Callan, Michèle.
Summary:In 1943, 32 Irish POWs refused a Gestapo request to work for Germany. They were sent to a labour camp, where they were starved, beaten and forced to dig the foundations for a Nazi super-structure. This is the gripping story of Harry Callan's capture, resistance and liberation and his quest to honour the forgotten heroes of Bunker Valentin.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Cork : Collins Press, 2017.
Notes:Cover & spine title: Forgotten hero of Bunker Valentin : the Harry Callan story.

Includes bibliographical references.

Physical description: x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.

Cover title: Forgotten hero of Bunker Valentin : the Harry Callan story.

Cover title: Harry Callan story.

Table of Contents:
Early Days in Derry
Training for My New Job
My Life at Sea
SS Afric Star
Taken Prisoner
Prisoner at Sea
Prisoner on Land
Prisoner-of-War Camp
Enticements to Work
Bremen-Farge Marine Camp
Bremen-Farge Labour Education Camp
Bunker Valentin and a Letter to the Irish Consulate
Second Letter to the Irish Consulate
14 Punishment and Typhus
Working Outside the Camp
'Irlánder' and a Typhus Epidemic
The Heidbreder Family
Hell Camp, Bremen-Farge
Return to Westertimke and Liberation
Going Home
Dealing with the Changes in Derry
Nightmares and the War at Home
Christmas 1945 and Going Back to Sea
Life Moves On
Compensation and Germany Revisited
New Friends and Old Friends
War Crimes Trial Findings
Keeping the Memories Alive
The Irishmen Remembered.