Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘The March East 1945’

Sixty-nine years ago the men at Oflag IX A/H and Oflag IX A/Z faced Christmas and the New Year with mixed hopes of liberation and also of fear of final German reckoning. For many of the men it was their fifth Christmas in captivity.


This was to be John McIndoe’s last Christmas card for Oflag IX A/Z.

‘The March East 1945’ is still available from The History Press <; or Amazon.