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Old 22-11-21, 10:09 AM
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Reading Terry's account of his father and uncle being POWs was fascinating - so I thought we could have PoW reminiscences.

Actually, my parents had a German friend who was captured at Monte Cassino, moved to a PoW camp in N Africa. He eventually worked in the Consul office in Liverpool.

The father of a friend was shot down in 2nd WW (RAF observer), spent x years in a camp - as he left he grabbed a feldxxx (ie a sidecap) from an 'ex' guard as a souvenir!

My Gfather was wounded and captured in the Kaiserschlacht in March 1918. He was trundled around in hospitals and camps. I had a very emotional trip to the camp a couple of hours SE from Berlin three years ago. It was a sort of castle (we have a few of his letters from there - some censored) - I had a fascinating chat with the curator / archivist (her English but my German was / is poor).
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