Christopher Portway

Christopher Portway was born in Halstead, Essex, in 1923. Attempts to educate him were made in a trio of schools after which, he was just old enough to participate in the second half of World War Two to be pitched into the savage fighting in Normandy where subsequently he was taken prisoner. Twice married - consecutively - to two Czech daughters of families who offered succour whilst on the run, and it was during the second of Christopher's three escape attempts (the third successful) that his...See more