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TITLE
Tain - Voices From Their Past (10 of 13)
EXTERNAL ID
TDM_PAULLIPPOK_02
PLACENAME
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tain
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Paul Lippok
SOURCE
Tain & District Museum
ASSET ID
3090
KEYWORDS
audios
Second World War
World War 2

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This audio recording is part of a World War II project carried out by Tain and District Museum. 'Voices From Their Past - Messages For Your Future' was recorded in 2005. The gentleman being interviewed in this extract is Paul Lippok.

'So finally my call-up papers arrived in December 1943 and I did my training in Southern France and the fear, the secret fear which nobody voiced, was to be sent to the Eastern Front wondering what - . Anyhow, once my training was complete and we were sent to wherever we were meant to go - because everything is in those days secret, nobody knows where you're going - we discovered that the train was actually heading south towards Italy which was obviously a relief to all of us who were destined to go there. And that was part why, probably, I eventually landed here because I was captured by the Americans, as I said, and spent the two years over there and finally we were brought back to Europe via Britain. The camp that we were - after we arrived in Liverpool - was Perth, the Comrie, which I believe was the Black Watch camp. From there we travelled north and arrived in Brahan Castle - our first view of Ross-shire. Brahan Castle was then a, quite a large base camp, used probably by other nationalities - Italians and finally by us Germans. From there we were transported and put into working camps all round Easter Ross and along the Moray Coast area. My camp was Kildary, Marybank, on the farm of Marybank, and after, after a weekend rest my first place to work was Viewfield Farm on - up Tain hill; the owners being Mr. Munro, Mr. and Mrs. Munro, and I finally stayed there eighteen years, which at the time, of course, I didn't realise I would - it was going to turn out that way.'

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Tain - Voices From Their Past (10 of 13)

ROSS: Tain

2000s

audios; Second World War; World War 2;

Tain & District Museum

Voices From Their Past - Tain

This audio recording is part of a World War II project carried out by Tain and District Museum. 'Voices From Their Past - Messages For Your Future' was recorded in 2005. The gentleman being interviewed in this extract is Paul Lippok.<br /> <br /> 'So finally my call-up papers arrived in December 1943 and I did my training in Southern France and the fear, the secret fear which nobody voiced, was to be sent to the Eastern Front wondering what - . Anyhow, once my training was complete and we were sent to wherever we were meant to go - because everything is in those days secret, nobody knows where you're going - we discovered that the train was actually heading south towards Italy which was obviously a relief to all of us who were destined to go there. And that was part why, probably, I eventually landed here because I was captured by the Americans, as I said, and spent the two years over there and finally we were brought back to Europe via Britain. The camp that we were - after we arrived in Liverpool - was Perth, the Comrie, which I believe was the Black Watch camp. From there we travelled north and arrived in Brahan Castle - our first view of Ross-shire. Brahan Castle was then a, quite a large base camp, used probably by other nationalities - Italians and finally by us Germans. From there we were transported and put into working camps all round Easter Ross and along the Moray Coast area. My camp was Kildary, Marybank, on the farm of Marybank, and after, after a weekend rest my first place to work was Viewfield Farm on - up Tain hill; the owners being Mr. Munro, Mr. and Mrs. Munro, and I finally stayed there eighteen years, which at the time, of course, I didn't realise I would - it was going to turn out that way.'