Monday, November 14, 2016

P.G. Wodehouse in Camp Tost

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 –1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Although most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. 
PG Wodehouse (third row, third from the right) in 1941 in camp Tost among multiple boineros

In 1934 Wodehouse moved to France for tax reasons; in 1940 he was taken prisoner at Le Touquet by the invading Germans and interned at Camp Tost. Wodehouse famously said there: "If this is Upper Silesia, one wonders what Lower Silesia must be like..."

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