Contrary was a word used to describe him. It hardly seems adequate considering his actions and the strength of his resolve. An old man, his former teacher, remarks with a smile how he was always thus. Now his body lies lifeless, Nazi officer shouting over him, ‘Obey, I said,  ‘not disobey.’

Picture credit: source unknown but the soldier on the right was identified as Horace Greasley, a British soldier with the distinct record of escaping from Nazi camps more than 200 times.

After demobilisation Greasley returned to Leicestershire, swearing that he would never take orders from anyone again.

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