David McLean survived H.M.S. Voltaire, spent the rest of the war in a prisoner of war camp - Stalag VIIIb
I was very interested to read the letters regarding the experiences of the crew of the Voltaire and that a book exists about the survivors "Sailors in Cages". My uncle - David McLean joined the naval reserve in Dundee at the start of the war. He lived at that time in Glenesk Avenue, Dundee and
He talked about the mis-treatment of Russian prisoners and that the Camp Commander was a rather nasty individual. He rarely talked about his experiences, but he was mis-treated and beaten after attemping to escape. After the war he emmigrated to Canada and lived with his wife and two daughters in London, Ontario until his death two years ago.
I would be interested to find out more about this chapter in our family's history and in particular about my late uncle. I will look for war time photographs and if I find them will send you a scanned copy.
Thank you for your letter about your Uncle, David McLean, there is no mention of him in the book Sailors in Cages. We have had a wonderful response to AHOY about ex HMS Voltaire sailors, and you had added another dimension to her story.