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William “Bill” Bartolo

"I’m a drop in the ocean"

An incredible WWII journey from Greece to Australia

Born in Turkey to a Greek mother and an English father, William Bartolo was brought up in Athens, a city of which he still speaks fondly.

In his words, “WW2 changed everything”. With the invasion of the Germans he fled to Egypt and then on to India where he was ‘tricked’ into joining the British Army.

Surviving the War, he migrated to Australia.

His reflections on love, family and the future are a potent mix of emotions and memories.

Age in Video
100 years
Date of Birth
3rd June 1920
Place of Birth
Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey
Thanks To

David Bartolo

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