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Stories categorised in 'Prisoners of War'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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German Prisoners & US Allies

He told me about seeing train loads of German prisoners in Cookstown, Co Tyrone and Moygashel, Co... In...

POWs Working on the Farm

POW working on the Land I remember one man gave me a Model Tractor and Trailer he had made from wood, but...

My Grandfather Chadwick POW

My Grandfather is George James Chadwick, he was at Dunkirk in the war where he served as rear gauard action...

John's Story

My Uncle John was a POW in WW2... John was a linguist and used as an interpreter in the camp....

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Training at Perranporth in 1942

At Perranporth in Cornwall, 1942, a young pilot who had escaped from Germany where he had been a prisoner...

My Father...

My father was/is a the British prisoner of war John Nelson born 1919. His last known address was Sunnyside...

The Kindness of Strangers

I helped the pow in Berlin by giving them food secretly. They had pow camps outside of Berlin....

German POWs -Part 1icon for Story with photo

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German POWs -Part 9icon for Story with photo

German POWs -Part 9...

A Prisoner of War Part 5icon for Story with photo

In 1943 my father was transferred to Stalag 383 in Hohenfels, Bavaria. This is a picture of my father lying...

Prisoner of War Part 6icon for Story with photo

This picture was taken showing my father's 24 hour rations during a period when he was handcuffed....

A POW's Story: Onboard a U Boat

A POW's Story: Onboard a U Boat...

A Prisoner of War Part 4icon for Story with photo

A Christmas Pantomime at Fort XIII Thurn 1941. Sam Kydd as a page boy....

Lewis Edwards, QVR, Stalag XXA/B

Some of our lads worked on repairs to railway waggons, the Germans were always in a hurry for them and...

ngland

We had an open truck and a German driver with an English guard and two POW operators. Werner told me to...

The Long March Home Part 2icon for Story with photo

Sergeant Major Lord, the Senior British Officer, put me in touch with two fellow prisoners from Reading;...

Life behind the wire.

POW life in Stalag 1VB This camp was very much larger than Campo PG54 and housed many nationalities,...

Working on the Burma Railway as a POW of the Japanese

Next to bamboo the most useful item were 4 gallon tins, used for any liquid, initially kerosene or fat,...

My Life as a Prisoner of War of The Japanese

On the first day, we captured a Jap disguised as a British Merchant Navy Officer. The sea route via the...

Syonanto Nippon Rule and Starvationicon for Story with photo

A place called Endau in Johore State was selected for the Chinese and Bahau in Negri Sembilan State for the...

The March from Sagan as chronicled by Leslie William Sinclair Thick in 1945

We were not expecting to be entrained for this seemed unlikely in view of the chaotic state of German...

Japanese Prisoner of War in Java

Hell on "Earth". A prisoners Lot

However, our comfort was short lived, the staff were evacuated and Greek nurses took over, quickly followed...

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