Escape to Switzerland: Tom Harris-Matthews

Tom Harris-Matthews, left, and fellow escaper Norman Gates, centre, in Switzerland

Lt. Tom Harris-Matthews, who was a prisoner of war at Fontanellato, near Parma, and who escaped to Switzerland after the Armistice in September 1943, left a fascinating and detailed account of his adventures. We are grateful to his daughter, Jane Harris-Matthews, and to the Harris-Matthews family, for allowing its publication.

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Harris-Matthews war diary