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German POW pictures from Canada

Article about: A few pictures of my German Grandfathers POW experience in Canada. I would be interested in any suggestions people have to help gather information. I don't speak German so I am finding it di

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    The UK couldn't accomodate them all Lars , plus it would have tied up much manpower to guard them , in the UK many probably thought of escape like many of the Allied prisoners but once they were shipped to the States and Canada any thoughts of an escape back home were gone !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Very nice photos! It looks like he actually might have had a good time at the camp...

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    i was told here in the USA that Some German POWS stayed after the war. They didn't have any homes or family left after all the bombing. Did a lot of POWS stay in Canada After the war like here in the US?
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Many German , Volksdeutsche and Foreign volunteer POW's stayed on in the US , UK and Canada after the war in particular those whose homes were now under Soviet Control in East Germany , Baltic States or Sudetenland , Banat etc etc.

    As far as i'm aware in 1946 in the UK they were given the option to remain or return home , of those who did return home many in fact came back to the UK as they had nothing to return home too as you have pointed out Guns.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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