Monday, March 20, 2017

British WWII POW Drew Plans for 1930s Caravan While In Captivity. Daughter Turns Them Into Reality


Captain Reginald Newman was imprisoned at the infamous Kuching prisoner of war camp in Borneo during WW2.  During the three hard years he spent there he dreamed of caravan holidays back in the UK. He obtained a scrapbook and coloured pencils and began creating meticulous plans for a luxury caravan he could build upon his release. But when he returned home Newman was so traumatized by his POW experience that he hid the drawings away.
His daughter, Jan Fursier, found the plans and asked Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces to bring her dad’s dream to life:




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