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15 October 2014
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Bill Forster
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Alan Forster (1917-93), my father's youngest brother, was a POW at Fort Rauch from 1940-44.

I am interested in exchanging information with relatives of persons who were at Fort Rauch during this period.

I have scans of some 30 photographs taken at Fort Rauch and sent home with letters. I have also traced descriptions of the camp in published books.

I can be contacted direct by e-mail at: bill@fischer-balcke.de

Alan was later moved to Stalag VIIIB Teschen and I have transcribed the diary he kept whilst working at a coal mine (E702 Klimontow) and on the trek west away from the advancing Soviet forces in the closing months of the war. I have published this diary as several linked stories beginning at A7257099

I would also welcome further information about the E702 Arbeitskommando at Klimontow and the trek south west through Bohemia (The Czech Protectorate) to Regensburg in Bavaria.

Bill Forster

St Albans,
England

Stories contributed by Bill Forster

The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945)
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 2.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 4.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 5.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 3
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 6.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 7.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 8.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 9.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 10.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 11.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 12.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 13.
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 14.
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.5
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.6
The Diary of Alan Forster, POW 3921, Stalag VIIIB (October 1944 — May 1945) Part 17.
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.1
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.2
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.3
THE DIARY OF ALAN FORSTER, POW 3921, STALAG VIIIB (October 1944 - May 1945). Appendix 3.4

Bill Forster added messages to the following stories

Sosnowiec (E702)
HMS Venomous
Arrival at Newcastle Central Station, May 1945

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