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Japanese Prisoner of War in Javaicon for Recommended story

Our host showed us a film of the jungle and the rocky coast line we would have to travel over, as Surabaya...

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An Infantry Officer at Dunkirk and in POW Campicon for Recommended story

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Jack Place's War-Part1icon for Recommended story

Behind the tanks were a mixture of Italian and German infantrymen, an Italian pushed me over and kicked...

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1,678 Days and Nights as a POWicon for Recommended story

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My War Years and Being a POWicon for Recommended story

One POW was getting out at night and was seeing the wife of a German soldier who was on the Russian front....

Diary Kept by Warrant Officer A.B.Frisby, RAF. as a Prisoner of Waricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

First at Stalag VIII.B. at Lamsdorf Lower Silesia for about four months, then the new Luftwaffe controlled...

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Goodbye and God speed In an extract from Helen's diary for the night of 19 February, she wrote:...

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So the shower house was very large and in constant daily use. On the day Tom was to be showered and...

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