Donald Pleasence was initially a conscientious objector, but later changed his stance and was commissioned into the Royal Air Force, serving with 166 Squadron, RAF Bomber Command. His Avro Lancaster was shot down on 31 August 1944, during a raid on Agenville. He was taken prisoner and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp, where he produced and acted in plays. -- He later played Flight Lt. Colin Blythe in The Great Escape .
Canadian Infantrymen of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily, Italy, August 20, 1943 / Des fantassins du Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment se baignent dans la mer Méditerranée en Sicile (Italie), le 20 août 1943