Harry Leslie Smith: ‘Appalling Calais refugees camp reminds me of war-torn Hamburg in 1945’

Harry Leslie Smith (L) and his wife Friede on their wedding day in August 1947. (Harry Leslie Smith)
Harry Leslie Smith (L) and his wife Friede on their wedding day in August 1947. (Harry Leslie Smith)

At the refugee camp in Calais, walking amid the tents and torment as winter approaches, Harry Leslie Smith is taken back to a place he had been 70 years before. Smith, 92, was stationed in Hamburg with the RAF as a wireless operator at the end of the Second World War.

My interview with Harry Leslie Smith.

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