Derek Richards

Talbot House, Poperinge
Derek Richards was born and grew up in Cardiff. He was educated at Cardiff High School for Boys and Merton College, where he read history. An accountant by profession, he maintained his interest in history and has been, for the past ten years, a volunteer warden at Talbot House, Poperinge: an important place of rest and recuperation for soldiers in Flanders in WW1. To purchase a copy of 'Wyndham's War' please contact Derek Richards on:

“Wyndham’s War”: One Man’s Account of Living in Ruhleben Internment Camp

My father, Wyndham Richards, was teaching in an elementary school in Cardiff in July 1914. As soon as the summer term ended, he took a train to Berlin in order to undergo a month’s cramming course in German. When war … Continue reading

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