Story: Russell, David

David Russell

David Russell

After more than a year on the run in northern Italy, New Zealand prisoner of war David Russell was recaptured and executed in February 1945. His courage in the face of death earned him the first George Cross awarded to a member of New Zealand’s military.

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Shirley Tunnicliff. 'Russell, David', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)