Robert Matthews No. 5384624. POW experiences

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At Lamsdorf Camp my head was shaven (I was so weak and had dizzy spells). Blechhammer Working Party was made up of 800 men – we were in the middle of the forest, set to work clearing trees and digging foundations. Our daily rations were…

Carolyn Phillips – a child POW of the Japanese

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Dave Lovell, Chair of Trustees, The Online Memorial and Museum of Prisoners of War. 06/09/2023 Interview with a child prisoner held by the Japanese during WWII. Can I have your full name and date of birth? I am Carolyn Agnes Carson Phillips,…

Thomas Horrocks Houston’s war diary

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Thomas kept a near daily account of his early and last days as a Prisoner of War. Thomas Houston's Diary Part 1 – The War Years 1940 To1941 Thomas Houston's Diary Part 2 1944 To 1945  

Notes on Working Parties from ‘The Prisoner of War’, September 1942

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Notes on a number of working parties from ‘The Prisoner of War’: September 1942 (mentions E3, E22, E27, E42, E46, E51, E90, E109, E140, E250, E276, E352,E354,E355, E381, E398) February 1944 (E276, E600, E607, E711) February 1944…

Bill Lawrence’s photos, taken in secret, at Stalag VIIIB/344

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These photographs were taken by Seargeant (later Warrant Officer) Bill Lawrence in Stalag VIIIB. He constructed the camera in a Red Cross food parcel box with the aid of two lenses which were smuggled into the main camp from an outside working…

Arriving at Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf

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Many of the Prisoners arriving at Lamsdorf were transported by rail in cattle trucks, and we unloaded at a railway halt about a mile from the camp, at a hamlet now known as Sowin, but in those days called Annahof. The railway halt is still…