Lance-Sergeant C R Miller Royal Engineers

Military postcard from a Swiss internment camp.



Unfortunately, some of the text has been lost, but the basis of the story can still be followed.



From Lance-Sergeant C R Miller, Royal Engineers, to his local vicar in Fakenham, Norfolk, dated 11/7/1940

Dear Sir,

Perhaps you will have heard by now as to my whereabouts, if not, here we go. I am quite pleasantly interned in Switzerland. Mind you a rather tough time was had in getting here what with Jerry and the weather, but by keeping to woods and going over the top of mountains it was done. It was rather unfortunate how we came to this but we made the best of a bad job. Place names must not be mentioned but we were evacuating from a certain place by train, and the ........... to 5th column work became (because?) ..........unable to move between 20-25 miles so we had to hike, thus letting Jerry surround us. I'm afraid we lost a large number of men, but we split up into small portions and made a break for it and this is where it landed us (7) in all. Well do drop me a line it may get through. I hope you are fit and well, so cheerio with kindest regards.
Yours ever
Roy (?)

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