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Win Happy Podcast

Apr 29, 2019

Greg chats with William and Claire Derry, two of the children of World War 2 hero, Sam Derry.

Sam Derry, a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army was one of the key figures who along with Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty were part of the 'Rome Escape Line', which kept 6,500 POWs and civilians safe from the Nazis during WW2 in Rome.

Sam left his pregnant wife and the family business behind to embark on a fascinating period of his life, which included being captured by the Germans twice, two escapes, the death of a child he never had the chance to meet and working closely with an Irish priest and with Winston Churchill after the war.

They tell his incredible war story and the hero who came home, the adjustments to civilian life, the post war traumas and being honoured by his country and on the 'This Is Your Life' show.

Enjoy the show