On the front row, second from the right, is Sergeant Louis Whitehead. He served with the Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment and was captured at Dunkirk, together with his brother-in-law Joe Pears, who had both remained behind to destroy a bridge whilst their unit proceeded toward the beach. Following a hard march through Germany, Whitehead, a former coal-miner, was repeatedly beaten by his captors when he continually refused to work for them. He returned to a heroes welcome in his native Barnborough Street, Denaby, though his repatriation had been delayed for some time as he recovered in hospital from his maltreatment. Whitehead was to be a witness in the Nürnberg war crimes trials, but in the event was still too ill to attend. Copyright: Stephen King.