Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The power of language.

Pte William Kemp, Cpl Sandy MacDonald, and L/Cpl James Wilson, Scottish soldiers caught behind the front lines in WW2 escaped their captors after convincing them they were from the Soviet Union. They ditched their uniforms in an effort to get back to their lines in France and when captured spoke only Gaelic, a language the Germans did not speak.  An atlas was produced, they pointed to the Ukrain, a German allie at the time, and were transported to Spain and released.

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