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Norm Tuckwell and Joyce Tuckwell interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2053164
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Tuckwell, Norm, 1923-2003, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research and personal copies; written permission required for public use. 
Description 2001 Nov. 15 
2 digital audio tape (ca. 97 min.) 
Series

Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection.

Summary

Norm Tuckwell was born at Arncliff, Sydney 1923. He recalls the hardships of his early years; the Depression years; hi schooling at Bexley, Sydney; the Depression years; why he enlisted in the Army in early 1940; life on a troop ship; the war in Europe; military campaigns in Greece and Tobruk; his experiences as a prisoner of war in 1941 for 4 years, firstly in Greece, then Germany and in Poland at the hands of the German military; different treatment prisoners of war from different nationalities received; German people's feelings towards Hitler; reception on arrival back in Australia; rationing still enforced after the war; taking on a trade after the war. Norm and Joyce speak about the emotional scars of the war; how Norm's POW experience affected family relationships and health; contact with other POWs and the positive effects of conselling in the later years; compensation for POWs.

Notes

Recorded with Jim Low.

Recorded on Nov. 15, 2001 at Coolah, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia ;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) 
Subjects Tuckwell, Norm, 1923-2003 -- Interviews.  |  Tuckwell, Joyce, 1924-2013 -- Interviews.  |  Prisoners of war -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Prisoners of war -- Health and hygiene.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Greece -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian -- Personal narratives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian -- Personal narratives.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Prisoners and prisons, Australian -- Personal narratives.  |  Prisoners of war -- Family relationships.
Occupation Farmers  |  Upholsterers
Other authors/contributors Low, Jim, 1948-, Interviewer  |  Willis, Rob, 1944-, Interviewer  |  Tuckwell, Joyce, 1924-2013, Interviewee
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Normand Stanley Tuckwell and Joyce ThelmaTuckwell interviewed by Rob Willis in the Rob and Olya Willis folklore collection

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