Merritt L. Richardson, The Black WatchPrisoner of War
Merritt L. Richardson, The Black Watch
Merritt L. Richardson was born at South Bar-Sydney, Nova Scotia on March 22nd, 1922.
Merritt talks of his time in Normandy, and of being a P.O.W.
I remember we were going into battle that afternoon, just around St.Martens. We were going up there and all of a sudden we were starting to get hit, people dropping and getting killed. They kept us pinned down for about three hours. When they pin you down like that, there’s nothing you can do. Two or three of them (Germans) came down with their weapons drawn. They don’t leave you with any doubt in your mind they’ll shoot you if you don’t do what you’re told. We were taken prisoner.
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