They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
As a retired Lieutenant Colonel himself, Edward is passionate about military history.
He frequently liaises and scrupulously verifies facts with military historians, authors and educators.
As well as organising and leading battlefield tours, Edward has other military history interests
Friends of the Stalag IVB ex-Prisoner of War Association - Edward is the chairman of the Association and works tirelessly to identify and locate veterans who were POWs at Stalag IVB. The aim of the association is to provide fellowship and support to our Veterans, their families and to all those who have suffered from war.
Stalag IVB was one of the largest prisoner-of-war camps in Germany during World War II. Stalag is an abbreviation of the German Stammlager ("Main Camp"). On 23 April 1945 the Russian Red Army liberated the camp. Altogether soldiers from 33 nations passed through the Stalag IVB camp.
Stalag IVB was located south of Berlin, north east of Leipzig and north west of Dresden. It was a huge camp, holding up to 16,000 men. As the war neared its end and the Germans were being pressed from both the East and the West, the volume of prisoners became so large that camp numbers swelled beyond what it was designed for and the POW's suffered the consequences - lack of bunks, bedding, clothing, and most of all, food.
After the war the Russians turned the tables and used the camp to house their German prisoners. You can follow the Association on Facebook:
Stalag is an abbreviation of the German Stammlager ("Main Camp")
On 23 April 1945 the Russian Red Army liberated the camp.