A death march is a forced march of prisoners of war or other captives or deportees in which individuals are left to die along the way. It is distinguished in this way from simple prisoner transport via foot march. Article 19 of the Geneva Convention requires that prisoners must be moved away from a danger zone such as an advancing front line, to a place that may be considered more secure. It is not required to evacuate prisoners that are too unwell or injured to move. In times of war such evacuations can be difficult to carry out.
Colonel Ben Skardon signed the Log book on 10 April 2019. This stoic gracious man – who has experienced unspeakable human cruelty – continues to give generously of his time and lead by example. Initially, [Read more]