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The Allied Prisoner of War P.o.W Thread

Article about: Hello All As an aside to the Escape and Evasion part of my collection (http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/airbor...90/?highlight=) I have picked up a few Prisoner of War related items over the ye

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    Hello All

    As an aside to the Escape and Evasion part of my collection (Escape and Evasion / Survival aids - Silk maps and Escape Compasses + more!) I have picked up a few Prisoner of War related items over the years. I thought it would be interesting to have a P.o.W thread in recognition of those who fought their own war behind barbed wire.
    I'll kick it off with a few of my bits, however, it would be very interesting to see what others have, from dog tags to letters, personal kit to rations.
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    This is a recent purchase. It is a shaving mirror (a polished piece of metal) in a British made wallet. It came with two P.o.W currency notes, a German receipt for clothing (I guess clothing issued to him by the Germans although it would appear that he changed camps so it might be what he arrived with) and a receipt regarding his camera!
    I believe it reads:

    Oflag No 3819
    Corpl JAMES
    No 7 Company

    Your camera has been
    received from Stalag VIIb
    and is in the custody
    of the administration Dept
    of Oflag IIIc

    Signature

    For (?) Man (?) of confidence
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    A British P.o.W dog tag belonging to Sgt R T LAWN along with his service dog tags.
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    A list/register of Prisoners of War who have been put on a work party or 'Kommando'

    Stalag IV-G /IVB Allied Prisoner of War work party list?
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    Some items belonging to a British civilian interned by the Japanese

    Japanese P.o.W paperwork items
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    Original copy of the News Chronicle dated Saturday 24th June 1944 which details the escape from Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape

    The Great Escape - Stalag Luft 3 contemporary newspaper report
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    That's my lot for the moment, anybody got anything they want to add?

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    nice interesting post thanks.

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    Excellent grouping of POW documents and items. It was also a very nice read from a newspaper article of that time frame. I have the post cards my Uncle Joe sent back home from Stalag 17B. If you would like, I can post them.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Quote by AZPhil View Post
    Excellent grouping of POW documents and items. It was also a very nice read from a newspaper article of that time frame. I have the post cards my Uncle Joe sent back home from Stalag 17B. If you would like, I can post them.
    Semper Fi
    Phil
    Please do, the more the merrier!

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