Edward J. Sweeney


After his World War 2 escapes, Edward Sweeney met and married Betty. During many years of happy marriage they raised 3 children Allan, Barbara and Ray. Edward became a successful businessman with his company Grange Flooring, which did contracts for many councils, hospitals, schools, etc.. Before his wife died, they enjoyed round the world cruises and trips to his birthplace in Melbourne, Australia. Despite living in England for most of his life, Australia was always his home.


A Merchant Seaman's Survival - An Autobiography - An Escape Story of World War II
Price: $6.89 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Allan J. Sweeney. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » War
This is a true-life World War 2 escape story. Edward J Sweeney’s merchant ship was sunk by a German raider, which led to hair-raising escapes from jails in France and Spain. He was re-captured and escaped from a German troop train on the way to a labour camp; a concentration camp in Argeles Sur Mer, France; and from the notorious labour concentration camp at Miranda de Ebro, in Spain...

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