1st Broadcast 26th September 1977 BBC Radio 4
HANS : I couldn't believe it. When I reached the corner of my street I just stood still... It had hardly been bombed. Nothing to bomb, I suppose. Just a few rows of back to back houses.
There were gaps like missing teeth. Fireplaces
and wallpaper high up on the side of shored-up houses. It was like a dream.
I felt that if I moved it would all disappear and I'd be back at Colchester.
The year 1946. The place East Berlin. The speaker an escaped German POW. In less than a year he was back at Colchester.
"I couldn't believe it. When I reached the corner of my Street I just stood still....it had hardly been bombed. Nothing to bomb, I suppose. Just a few rows of back-to-back houses. It was like a dream. I felt that if I moved it would all disappear and I'd be back at Colchester." The year was 1946. The place was East Berlin. The speaker an escaped prisoner-of-war. In less than a year he was back at Colchester
|Hans Mueller||Paul Meier|
|Col Scotland||Alan Downer|
|Karl Monner||Gregory De Polnay|
|Mrs. Mueller||Margot Van Der Burgh|
|German Captain||Douglas Blackwell|
|British Officer NCO||Gavin Campbell|
|German Sailor||Anthony Newlands|
|Truck Driver||Anthony Newlands|
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