Hard Tears Soft Laughter – James William Lauder

Hard Tears Soft Laughter by James William Lauder is the author’s father’s story when he was captured by the Nazis in the disastrous Dieppe raid. The story traces this POW’s journey from his capture to freedom and all the encounters and events that unfold during these times and also the relationships that formed and friendships forged during these forced circumstances. It is a poignant tale of survival, though the protagonist did not undergo the worst horrors that the Nazis dealt out but enough to last a lifetime. How these men learn to survive under the worst times and hoe they derive pleasure from simple joys and just survive day to day.
This is beautiful read.
Thanks @BookTasters and the author for introducing me to this book

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