Jack Ford Story, The: Newfoundland’s POW in Nagasaki
The Jack Ford Story: The Newfoundlander in Nagasaki is an amazing story of endurance, courage and survival.
In 1940, Jack Ford was an employee of the Newfoundland Railway in a remote settlement of Newfoundland. Having volunteered for service in World War II at the age of twenty-one, Ford encountered the realities of war when the troop ship he was traveling on to England was attacked several times by German U-boats. When the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, Jack Ford was there – in a prisoner of war camp. In this riveting story, he shares his memories of that horrific time in his life, his rescue and his long-awaited journey home.