When the Allied troops retreat to El Alamein in Egypt, Gen. Rommel cuts off the port of Tobruk in Libya. In the face of his superior fire power, the Second South African Division, which mans the port, had no option but to surrender on 21st June 1942. The men are shipped to Italy.
POW is the true story of two POWs – the one finds Love and the other his soul!
Incarcerated, the men live in wooden bays, where their days are filled with fear and depression, hunger and monotony. Some join working parties and receive extra food. A few become mentally disturbed. The Red Cross supplies food parcels to supplement their meager ration, but delivery is too infrequent to prevent them from experiencing protracted periods of hunger.
After the Italians sign an armistice with the Allies, the Germans take control of the POW camps in Italy and transport the prisoners to Germany.
The two prisoners unscrew the ventilation grill in the cattle truck in which they are transported, and jump off the moving train beyond the Po River…To Freedom
This is their story