Irulegi Irratia

II-069a

  • Record: II-069a
  • Piece: A04
  • Time: 00:20:57 - 00:47:47
  • Themes: anecdote , war
  • Summary: In 1939 he went off to war. He went by train to Calais. He was taken prisoner at the beginning of the war. The Germans took a large number of them to Belgium and that was where he got to know Mitterrand. (28:02") At that time Mitterrand was a sergeant. He was ten years younger than the speaker. He spent some fifteen days with him. (What they talked about is related in French by the speaker). After those fifteen days he took a train. Mitterrand did not want to take the train. He was four and a half years in a farmhouse in Germany. Then he was in another farmhouse.(41:52") AnÚcdota: The Russians liberated them in 1945.(45:00") Goodbye.