During WW2, 32 Irishmen were held in captivity for 5 years and forced to work in a labour concentration camp - They became known as "Hitler's Irish slaves" - We join the last survivor of that group as he returns to Germany.
FORGOTTEN HERO OF BUNKER VALENTIN - THE HARRY CALLAN STORY
Wednesday 7th June 2017 Tuam Herald - Page 43
Article by David Burke in David Burke's Bookshelf
An Irish sailor in the Nazi war machine.
David, who is the Editor at Tuam Herald, ends his article with the following:
...There is a happy ending to this. Harry Callan is still alive; he has returned to Bremen several times, and has met the Heidbreder children and others. He continues to work for peace and reconciliation. His story is in the end an uplifting one.
Wednesday 5th April 2017 The Irish Times
Article by Frank McNally
Harry’s Story – The Irish slave-labourers of the second World War
Thursday 30th March 2017 The Irish Examiner
Article by Jonathan deBurca Butler
The horrors of WWII through the eyes of an Irishman
Monday 29th March Derry Journal
Article by Kevin Mullan
New tome on Derry man who survived Nazi camp
Monday 27th March Newstalk Interview with Pat Kenny
Thursday 23rd March 2017 - Launch Night
posted in Balbriggan.info Website