The story of Phil Lamason

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 12 February 2018
Phil Lamason

Phil Lamason Photo: Wikipedia

The story of kiwi pilot Phil Lamason saving 167 airmen from the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp isn't well known in New Zealand, even among military personnel.

A book out this Wednesday aims to change that. The book titled I Would not Step Back chronicles the life of Phil Lamason who died in 2012 after spending the rest of his time as a farmer in Dannevirke.

Mike Harold is a co-author of the book and knew Phil Lamason through their connection as farmers.

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