About the author
The author: Richard Oostwal was born in 1933 at Amsterdam. From 1967 he lives in Apeldoorn. High school educated. Made many travels: besides Europe also travelled in Asia, the USA and have been visit several times Canada. Hobbies: filming, photographing, drawing, writing and working on computer. Years he helped to ﬁnd host-family’s for the yearly reception of Canadian vets. He is also well documented about events of the 2nd WW in Apeldoorn.
For the English version of this story signed Trudy Butcher. Trudy Butcher was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1947. After moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at a very young age, she attended elementary school and high school there and received her teaching certiﬁcate from the University of Saskatchewan. She lives in Saskatoon. Her favourite pastimes are reading murder mystery novels, gardening, and spending time with her grand kids. She visited Apeldoorn for the ﬁ rst time in 2003 and met Richard Oostwal and heard some of his memories of war time. She returned in 2005.