This podcast episode tells the story of Shanghai born John Robin Greaves, ‘Jack’, who emigrated to Australia in 1939 and volunteered for the Australian Imperial Force to serve overseas. The army would send Jack to the Middle East, then to Greece, where he would be captured Germans along with thousands of other Australians.

Australian ABC journalist Stephen Hutcheon has researched his uncle Jack’s story and produced a fantastic article detailing his escape and journey back to Allied lines. Listen to this incredible story, told by Stephen Hutcheon and Angus Wallace, creator of the fantastic WW2 Podcast.

This project commemorating the service by Victorians in the Mediterranean theatre of WW2 was supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council. Sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page to be notified when the next article in this project is released.

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