As part of the Museum from Home initiative, the Education Department at the NAFMC wrote a “twin war diary” portraying the last six months of the Second World War through the eyes of a captured RCAF officer held at Stalag Luft 3 and his wife back home in Toronto.

While the individual diary entries fall into the category of “historical fiction”, the details were meticulously researched through the use of primary sources and countless books and articles written about the experience of Canadian POWs.

For ease of reading and to maintain the chronology of various events, the two diaries have been merged into one document.

 

War Time Diaries

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