Missing The Boat

Missing the Boat is a book about my father, Thomas Alan Dirkin, who was captured in May 1940 during rearguard action, slowing down the German advance towards Dunkirk​

He marched from the French coast to Germany and then was transported to a POW camp in Poland.​

Life in the POW camp, escapes, firing squads and an 800 mile trek to freedom in 1945 are featured.

​The book is a collection of stories designed as a book to preserve his history for the family.  However, the book provides insights into one man’s war.


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