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What a fantastic and informative website!
All efforts greatly appreciated. Anon
Admin: "Thank you for
your comments, we hope to bring more content and features to the website in the
Can you place a link on the site for The
"Not Forgotten" Association? Thanks in advance
Admin: "Link Added As Requested"
Time: Remote User:
Do you have any future ideas on a web
based forum for ex pows? Would be a great tool for exchanging experiences.
Admin: "We are currently looking into a PHPBB
bulletin board (forum) but our server needs a MySQL
server upgrade before we can continue".
Hosting Service (EasySpace.com) want £25+vat per annum
on top of the current annual charge to host a forum database.
So in the meantime unless we get lots of requests for a public forum I'm afraid
it will be put on hold due to funding.
Remote User: Date: 10 Sep 2006 Time: 18:50:20
Fantastic web site, pleased these pages are active again. Many thanks Debbie
Remote User: Date: 11 Sep 2006 Time: 21:37:25
Is it possible to put a search engine on this web site, when looking for
something specific, especially when looking at past newsletters? Debbie Burton
Admin: Hello Debbie,
Unfortunately because our server is shared with other users the FrontPage
extensions will not work properly and all we get is the following error:
Until we upgrade to a dedicated server that supports all of our needs you might
want to try the following:
Browse to your chosen newsletter and select from the top menu “Edit” and select
“Find on this page” (or use keyboard shortcut ctrl+f)
and type in your query.
Thank you for your feedback
Remote User: Date: 21 Oct 2006 Time: 10:13:24
I have read the Autumn Issue of the Journal with interest. I shall be
donating to the Memorial Fund. It would appear to me that Brigadier Ian
Townsend may well be a suitable dignitary to perform the dedication. He has RBL
connections as the Ex Director General, his father was a POW and he has of
course represented RBL at The Festival of Remembrance and the Cenotaph. To all
members of the committee, congratulations on a job well done. Keith May
Remote User: Date: 28 Oct 2006 Time: 14:57:32
Leave No Man Behind by Garnett "Bill" Bell
An eyewitness account of the Vietnam War from its early stages through the last
day of the Republic, 30 April 1975.
As a member of NEXPOWA for a few years now I am delighted that you have now
a well planned website. With photos and a proposed roll of honour for all those
who did not return I think is an excellent idea. It is good to see that They
will not be forgotten and also a way of informing younger people of the
sacrifices that were made. Janet Savage
Remote User: Date: 11 Jan 2007 Time: 10:19:22
I came across your website whilst browsing. I appreciate anything that keeps
alive the memory of our lads who suffered so much in the p.o.w camps. did my
comments make the Guest Book. Thank you, Colin Maryan.
Admin: Yes Colin your comments in the Guest
book are posted
Remote User: Date: 16 Jan 2007 Time: 20:24:05
Could you place a link to the following sites. A link from them will be
added with one exception, and that is because it cannot be changed because it
was orinially created with FrontPage, and if it is changed I don't know what
would happen. That site is: www.geocities.com/rcwpcawww.geocities.com/phil_doddridgewww.geocities.com/alfbabin
Thank you. Ron Parker
Admin: 3 Working
links added to Links Page, thank you for the information.
Remote User: Date: 17 Jan 2007 Time: 00:46:11
Links back to your site done. Thanks. Keep well. Ron Parker
Remote User: Date: 12 Feb 2007 Time: 01:32:21
Very interesting site. Well done. My son has created a website for my Dad's
wartime logbook at www.jerm.ca/logbook/ Would it be possible for you to add
this link to your site? Thanks in advance.
Peterborough, Ontario. Canada
Admin: Link added, thank you for the
information, amazing artwork and photographs.
Remote User: Date: 03 Mar 2007 Time: 15:57:52
I THINK ITS WONDERFUL THAT I CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE WAR. OUR FATHERS
JUST WOULDNT TALK ABOUT IT.NOW ITS TOO LATE TO ASK.HE WAS CAPTURED AT ARNHEM,
HE DID COME HOME.THANK YOU ALL FOR NEVER FORGETTING WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH.GOOD
Remote User: Date: 10 Mar 2007 Time: 18:12:28
You currently have a link to my website for Campo 78 (Sulmona, Italy) on my
"old" Zoom server. Please note that I have now re-written the journal
of my visit there in 2003 as a "get-there-yourself" guide and moved
it to my new web space at www.GCJonline.plus.com I have also added a
guide/journal of my visit to Stalag IV-B (Muhlberg) and Stalag IV-D (Torgau) on
the same site. My "old" site is still live and just redirects
visitors to the new one. Both sections have lots of photos.
On a personal note, if anyone reading this can assist me in locating
arbeitskommando W/610 "in the Wittenberg area" (believed to be a coke
making factory possibly attached to a coal mine) I would be most grateful. I
can be contacted by email via both of my websites.
By the way, please note that you have a little typo in the message about
adverts/spam etc at the bottom of this section. It's "there" not
"their". Sorry to be picky but once an editor always an editor I
suppose! Keep up the good work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many.
Regards Graham Johnson (associate member, NEXPOWA)
I noticed on your website you don't have the POW Camp in Fermo Italy.
my Dad revisited it last year, there is a picture of it on my website, I have some more if you would like them
my website is www.iandesouza.de then click under "ken" (my dad)
Ian de Souza
I am surprised you don't include in your book reviews "Prisoner of War" by Charles Rollings (Ebury, May 2007), which covers all services in all theatres of the second World War and has been rated by our customers as "unputdownable" and "a classic".
Manager, Motorbooks Military Department
i have in my hands a booklet/magazine hand-made by the prisoners of the Veano Camp in italy in the Xmas of 1942. it is all hand written, with illustrative drawings as well as would-be advertising (like : " unsurpassed in quality! TOLEDO BLADES ARE BEST on sale everywhere, 10 lire a packet of 10. thousands of dissatisfied users offer unsolicited testimonials: a prisoner of war writes: 'since trying your blades i have used no others'" next to it there is an ink and water colour drawing of a scruffy bearded man).
it opens with a mock xmas discourse by queen Elizabeth, followed by one by the
British prisoners of war funds. then an editorial, a 'retrospect 1942-6942, a fragment from the
furore'. A poem: 'To my son'. the xmas draw. 'Dopo guerra' and so on and so forth. in the
Acknowledgments, 'special thanks are due to colonel GH Fanshawe, followed by a long list of names. on the last page- under a would-be ad which reads 'Do you suffer from night starvation? Do night rounds rouse you? Try Super Diamaltina! 32 lire (for a 27 lire tin)- there is written: "Printed by 'Various Prigionieri Printers Ltd' on paper kindly supplied by the
British red cross society and published by Major LFW Farmerrlasc at veano".
any idea who could be interested?
Remote User: Date: 24 June 2007 Time: 16:49:04
Hello, My name is David Westfall. My dad, Robert
Westfall, was a WW II veteran. He was a POW and received many medals including
the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. I want to thank you for all you are doing.
Remote User: Date: 17 July 2007 Time: 11:18:45
my father was a pow, having been captured near arras while engaged in a rear guard action to enable the evacuation at
Dunkirk. he died in 2006 having suffered a great deal in later life. the point of this note is that no one should underestimate the sacrifice made at the time.
my dad was unassuming but always had relevant points to make. i also believe that the sacrifice made ensured that i did not have to put on a pair of boots and pick up a rifle, for that i am forever grateful and all who gave so much should be proud.
Remote User: Date: 22 July 2007 Time: 15:09:26
My father Harry Evans of the Royal Berkshire regiment was captured at Anzio on 24.2.44 and was in Stalag X1A, pow no143104, I am trying to obtain as much info as poss and looking thru all websites. If I cannot obtain any more I would just like to say that my dad was a lovely man, loved his family and after reading his citation for his M.M. I am surprised I exist, Thank you dad for a safe and carefree childhood, Luv r. xx
Remote User: Date: 08 August 2007 Time: 19:40:47
Re compensation for European ex p.o.w`s ive sent of many letters to ministers and P.M. and local and national press have had up to now 1 letter published in local evening paper we should push for this compensation claim if the Australians can pay it why cant our government
Remote User: Date: 11 August 2007 Time: 21:16:24
ARE WE GOING TO PUSH FOR THIS COMPENSATION FOR EX P.O.W`S FROM THE EUROPEAN CONFLICT.
COULD YOU GET HELP FROM SOMEONE LIKE JOHN NICHOL
GEORGE HERSCHEL NORTH EAST BRANCH
Remote User: Date: 03 September 2007 Time: 22:38:10
Compensation for European ex p.o.w`s in line with AUSTRALIAN
government I've sent off 23 emails and 6 letters to both ministers and press had no reply but had letter printed in
Newcastle evening chronicle.
are we as an organisation going to fight for this compensation.
when i contacted R.B.L they had no idea about it they thought I was talking about f.e.p.o.w
George see you later
Remote User: Date: 20 September 2007 Time: 18:18:18
REPLY FROM M.O.D. MR LEE MANSFIELD
The uk is aware of the payments that the Australian government has decided to make to those held captive in Europe during ww2. Many comparisons can be made between the treatment of p.o.w`s and others and between the forms of assistance provided at different times by different governments on the whole we do not think that these are helpful. it has been the policy of successive governments not to pay compensation for the detention of our personnel but instead to focus on providing benefits and treatments as appropriate for illness injury or death as are
a result of service.
The only relevant uk scheme for former p.o.w`s of war relates to those who were held captive by the
Japanese during ww2, which you mentioned.
these special arrangements are not a compensation scheme but are intended to recognise the exceptional conditions of hardship and
deprivation suffered collectively in Japanese wartime captivity. there are no plans to extend these arrangements to other groups including those held in
Europe. this does not mean that we dispute the harsh conditions experienced by those. such as your late father who were held in captivity in
Europe and elsewhere or the reality of the suffering felt and endured by them. however in our view the degree of suffering experienced by those who were held captive in the far east was considered to be truly exceptional a fact which was reflected in the very high
overall rates of death.
apart from this exceptional case uk government policy remains that cases should be dealt with on the basis of an assessment of individual need.
British forces have served and continue to serve in conflicts throughout the world. for all of them , that service has
involved risk and for many whether captured or not. it has involved difficult, dangerous and harsh conditions. some have given their lives. others have received wounds and suffered illness. it is our aim to target the resources available to help those who have suffered service related disabilities or to their dependents when they have died
i am sorry to send what i know will be a disappointing reply. but I hope that this explains the position.
Remote User: Date: 06 October 2007 Time: 23:01:53
I think this site is brilliant especially the photos which show more detail on the PC screen than in the magazines.
Remote User: Date: 06 October 2007 Time: 23:16:58
Harry Evans, Royal Berkshire Regt. Captured Anzio 24.2.44 and taken to XIA. My father John Rapley also captured the same day and taken to XIA. He was in Queens. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get in touch. Sadly my father did not return died 21.3.1945 and has no known grave. Have been in touch with all know authorities. Janet Savage
Remote User: Date: 04 November 2007 Time: 18:01:10
I noticed that there was a request for camp layout drawings from memory.
We have a drawing of Campo 60 in Lucca done by a prisoner "Brown" dated 1942, a friend of my father in law Ken Breakey who was captured at Tobruk. It is not a layout but shows the tents in the winter.
I can send it for posting if you tell me where to send it or how to post it.
Admin: Please email the document using the webmaster link on the link below
giving details and credits and we will post in the gallery, thank you.:
Remote User: Date: 13 November 2007 Time: 21:33:28
my name is sylvia leek,my late farther william evitts private was pow in germany in ww2.he was with the southstaffs thats all i no . i would love to find out moor about his time as a pow from any of his palls.he came from westbromwich and was married to my mom amy at the time he was known as bill for short. thank you
Remote User: Date: 15 November 2007 Time: 10:48:33
You currently hold information about the Veterans Agency and links to our website on your site which require an update following our merger with another MOD agency.
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) has been formed through a merger of the Veterans Agency (VA) and Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency (AFPAA). The new Agency will provide for the first time, a range of 'through life' support functions direct to around 900,000 serving and ex-Service personnel.
Key contact information
0800 169 2277 Freephone
0800 169 3458 Textphone
Can you please update your website to reflect these changes and create the necessary links to our re-developed Veterans-UK website.
I Could you please confirm by email when you have made these changes.
Tel: 01253 333737 (63737)
Fax: 01253 332790 (62790)
Admin: Links updated as requested, email sent to
Remote User: Date: 06 December 2007 Time: 15:40:44
Perhaps it is of interest to your readers to learn that in 2004 a book (in
Dutch) appeared on the story of Horsa 166 that landed near Arnhem in September 1944. The book is ordered by at least a hundred
Dutch libraries, exists in a spoken version and is at this moment undergoing a translation into English. It contains some vivid
descriptions of the men that were taken POW and as such of interest to your readers. Awaiting some last minute details it is meant to appear in September 2008, in time for the annual
commemorations. This is in brief what it is about:
Back cover text:
'13 Platoon, the story of Horsa 166' tells the tale of the search for the occupants of the Horsa glider that landed on Monday 18 September 1944 near the village of Wolfheze in the area of Arnhem. The Battle at Arnhem is still in its early phase when the British pilots say goodbye to the 25 airborne soldiers that were their passengers. Both the pilots and their passengers go about their separate ways to carry out their orders.
54 years later, Sergeant Morley 'Taffy ' Williams, one of the pilots, meets a Dutch journalist/the author of the book. Williams talks about the wish that has been with him for many years to find out what had happened to his passengers of that fateful flight to Arnhem. However, the glider pilot must confess that he cannot remember exactly what unit his passengers were with. As the years pass by, this thought keeps coming back to Williams and he asks the Dutch journalist to help him find them.
That was the start of a search that lasted more than four years and which finally led to a new and moving view on the Battle at Arnhem. In the captivating stories of what happened to them before during and after the Battle the human aspect and personal experiences of the airbornes give the reader a surprising and gripping view on the events. Fascinating consequence of the search is that it has led, 60 years after the events, to several unexpected renewed personal contact between the pilot and some of his passengers of 13 Platoon 1 Border Regiment.
With friendly regards,
Haks Walburgh Schmidt
Remote User: Date: 14 December 2007 Time: 11:42:51
dear rob , i met you and your motor cycle collegue recently with my wife on the coss chanel ferry on the 26th May were you gave me your site details being a second ww2 buff myself i find your site absolutely rivetting and thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to access it ,yours d d salters .
Remote User: Date: 11 August 2008 Time: 17:04:59
Free (nearby) B&B offered for ex-POWs from Camp 78, Sulmona, Abruzzo. Transport available.
Nominal sum for relatives or carers.
Contact: Capt. Richard Soar TD RAMC(V)
Remote User: Date: 06 October 2008 Time: 03:49:08
sorry. the picture you identify as luft 6 is infact luft 4. greg hatton www.b24.net
Remote User: Date: 11 November 2008 Time: 23:18:31
My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn
Remote User: Date: 11 November 2008 Time: 23:19:18
My father is now 92 and was a prisoner of stalag x111b for 4 years. i would love to get in touch with any surviving members of the camp. he has written memoirs and has some photos pleaese email me. his name is Clifford Holloway nickname Taff Pam burn
Remote User: Date: 12 November 2008 Time: 02:04:48
where are pictures of pow camp stalag 1VB? in germany ww2.
Remote User: Date: 18 November 2008 Time: 21:30:22
I am researching for a new project which attempts to recognise as many PoWs as possible involved in escape activity from Germany in WW2.
I am particularly interested in learning the names of the PoWs who were allocated a place in 'Harry' to escape in the Great Escape from Sagan in March 1944, but who never got throught the tunnel due the the problems during the night & its discovery. The names of all 80 who got throught the tunnel, and the 7 who were in the tunnel at the time of discovery are well known, but others who didn't escape are not.
I am also trying to research the mass escapes from Stalag Luft IIIE (Kirchain) in 1941 & 42.
Please contact me if any person as many information, sotries or names.
David Jones (email@example.com)
Remote User: Date: 23 December 2008 Time: 20:35:01
My father was in Stalag XIB and worked in the lead mine at Bad Grund. He was later on one of the death marches until the Americans caught up with it in 1945. I have managed to trace four of the men who shared a hut with him. 17 of the men in the hut signed their names on a 20 Riechmark note.
PRISONERS OF WAR, ARNHEM/GERMANY STALAG XIB
There are 17 names on the 20 Reichmark note that was paid to my father, Ernest Hamlett, for 7.1/2 months forced labour in the Bad Grund lead mine in Germany, from September 1944 to April 1945. The names are those of the prisoners who shared a hut at Stalag XIB. Some names are illegible. These men were captured at Arnhem by the Germans.
Each of these men received a similar note, signed by the others. They signed them so that they would have a souvenir to remember each other by. The notes were worth nothing, but it was part of the Geneva Convention that they be paid for work. Worthless notes.
Other captured British soldiers were put to work as slave labour in BRITISH OWNED factories in Germany. Figure that one out! I heard it from the horse’s mouth.
In April 1945, when the Americans were advancing on Germany, these men were pulled out of the mines by the Germans, and put on a forced march across Germany, marching away from the Americans. If they fell from fatigue, the Germans shot them. The Americans found a trail of bodies all the way along the route.They were so angry, that when they caught up with the marchers, they asked that the murderers be pointed out. They shot them on the spot.
The prisoners must have been taken to Belsen, just as the British were liberating the camp, so that the Americans could hand them over to the British, because my father was present at the liberation of Belsen – a sight which he never forgot. Despite his own 75 lb – 80 lb. condition, he said that nothing compared with the horror he saw there.
Private Albert Edward Smallman, No. 14583529. POW No. 118245
Border Regiment, reported wounded and missing in Action 20th September, 1944,
1st Para TECD, 1ST airborne RECCE squadron, Oldham
Lance Corporal E. W. Ball, No. 4751030. POW No. 117586
7th K.O.S.B., A Company, South Wales (Cardiff)
Private V. Lilley, No.3194627 POW No. 117262
7th K.O.S.B., Anti-Tank Platoon, Berwick
Hospitalized at Apeldoorn, walking wounded, left hospital Sept. 26, and presumably captured then…………………………….living in Beswick on Tweed 2004
J McLintock, 7th K.O.S.B., C Company, Glasgow
(conflicting information suggests that there was a Cpl James McLintock, 14211211, No. 9 Platoon, C Company who was killed at Arnhem on the Oranjeweg/Bothaweg crossroads on 23/9/44 aged 24 of Johnstone, Renfrewshire.) Buried in Arnhem/Oosterbeek War Cemetry 21.A.16
Could the signature have been read wrongly? It is hard to read. Or maybe someone else is buried under his name. I think maybe the name is not McLintock if he was alive and kicking in Stalag XIB
Lance Corporal V. Heywood, T1469067, POW No. 118235
253 R.A.S.C. Air Despatcher, Manchester……passed away, Crumpsall, Manchester circa 2000. Was on his second run, dropping supplies by Dakota, when the plane was hit. He was the only survivor, having jumped from the aircraft. He broke his ankle on landing and was treated at Queen Elizabeth’s hospital, Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine.
Private Joseph Kenworthy, No. 4467370, POW 118066,
Border, reported wounded and missing in action 20th September 1944,
Private Ernest Hamlett, Signaller, No. 4462122, POW 118075
1st Airborne, 1ST Battalion, Border, Manchester.
1st airlanding September 17, 1944 Captured September 26, 1944
(June 17,1914 – May 27, 2002). Ankle broken by mortar bomb hit, which bomb did not explode. Taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital at Apeldoorn, then taken to Stalag XIB. Forced labour at the Bad Grund lead mine.
A…..unreadable………could be Thomas…..town begins with G…Glasgow?
Private A. F. Thomson, No. 3190512, POW 117415,
Motor Transport Battalion HQ OF 7TH KOSB …
Wounded. Treated in hospital at Arnhem.…(looks like BLACKMO…..)
1st RA field, 1st Airlanding light regiment – now passed away (SINCE POSTING THIS ORIGINALLY ON ANOTHER SITE, I FIND THAT HE IS IN FACT STILL ALIVE IN 2008)
B. K. Jones,
1st Airlanding, Light Regiment, Bolton – now passed away
Private Frank Clegg, No. 3451679, POW 118264
1st Border, reported wounded and missing 23rd September, 1944, Oldham, Lancashire
Private John Kelly, London (this is what he put on the Reichmark)
This is what others have suggested:
No. 3595395 POW 117724
Despatch Rider, 1st Border, HQ Company,
reported missing 26th September, 1944
Bolton, Lancashire Is it the same man?
There are 8 more Kellys listed in XIB (South Stafford, RAMC, border, KOSB, RE, RA)
G. Lovatt (??)
1st ALRECCE, chesterfield
Private G. H. Smith-Carter, No. 5125393, POW 117957,
156 Para, Mansfield. Emigrated to Australia after the war.
2 (OBMM)HLA/TBRRA (2ND Oban Anti-Tank Battery) Hamilton – passed away
Looking for more information. Can anyone help? firstname.lastname@example.org
I also thought the following might be of interest to people reading your website details.
My father's story and photos of Arnhem veterans are on my website www.jeanjames.ca
One of the men who worked with my father as a signaller in the border regiment told me that he was in Stalag IVB himself, and sent to work in a coal mine. He told me that he found out after the war that it was BRITISH OWNED. Does anyone know anything about this? Having read an article online by a man who was also in Stalag IVB and sent to work in a coal mine, I believe the prisoners nicknamed the mine THE HOWE MINE, but it may not have been the correct name. Did the British have some kind of covert agreement with the Germans regarding this mine? Does anyone know anything about it? Jean ............email@example.com
Remote User: Date: 17 January 2009 Time: 10:25:14
Very nice, professional website. I hope that the association continues its good work for future generations.
Remote User: Date: 17 March 2009 Time: 15:52:23
i need ideas. i am trying to find information on my family. my great uncle was italian. joined military in paris. captured by U.S. and carried to Hawaii as a prisoner of war. was released when Italy became allies with united states. how can i find info. on him? his name was Gino Vinci
Remote User: Date: 08 April 2009 Time: 12:41:23
Really good website
How about showing pics of your cufflinks, plaques, badges, etc, which you offer for sale?
For more images and details on purchasing merchandise please click on the link
Hello, I am a research student and would be very interested to know if any WW2 ex-POWs have recollections of doing embroidery during their internment. I would also like to know if any examples of their work survive. Many thanks.
Lynn Openshaw, C/o Tom Embleton (tutor), Northbrook College, Littlehampton Road, Goring by Sea, BN12 6NU
Remote User: Date: 20 April 2009 Time: 05:19:27
My Dad was one of 52 who escaped from Kirchain on12 may 1942. I have all the names plus the german police files including photos if they would be any help to you.
You stated there is no definitive list for POWs in Japan. FOR YOUR INFORMATION there IS a definitive list of POWs held in Japan. It provides names of POWs, POW camp assigned to, and camp descriptions. Please go to www.mansell.com This is an exellent site and each person can research their relative!
Remote User: Date: 04 June 2009 Time: 21:42:48
I just posted the prior feedback regarding the www.mansell.com site. I forgot to commend you on this site.
Remote User: Date: 23 June 2009 Time: 13:05:01
My name is John Jay and I am the elder son of the late Alec Jay, who was a British prisoner of war at Stalag VIIB. I am interested to discover if you or any of your correspondents might have any information about my father.
Here are some details that might. His rank and serial number were as follows: Rifleman Alec Jay, army number 6896204 of the 1st battalion of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles. His prisoner of war number was 15129. Dad was captured in Calais on 26th May 1940 and was imprisoned at Stalag 344, Lamsdorf from June 1940 to May 1945. He worked in a series of work camps including Groschowitz (Groszowice) from July 1940 to October 1940 on building works, Gumpertsdorf (Komprachcice) from November 1940 to January 1941 on roadworks, Heuerstein, from 25th May 1941 to 3rd June 1941, in a quarry, Setzdorf (Vápenná), from 18th August 1941 to 27 February 1944, in another quarry, Jagerndorf (Strzelniki), from March 1944 to August 1944, on council work, Freudenthal (Bruntál), from August 1944 to September 1944, in a linen factory, and Gurschdorf (Skorošice) from September 1944 to March 1945, a quarry that was also a punishment camp. He was tortured by the Under Officer in charge of his first working party (Groschowitz/ Groszowice) to find out if he was a Jew. That involved being beaten in the face with a rifle butt, an assault that led to the loss of his teeth. I have put the German names in as recorded in his “General questionnaire for British/American ex-prisoners of war” form, which he filled in on his return to the UK in 1945. I have put as many Polish or Czech names that I can identify in brackets. I hope they are correct.
If you or your correspondents could help with information, I would be most obliged. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote User: Date: 26 October 2009 Time: 13:24:30
Good but next to nothing about Royal Navy and POWs in N Africa in WWII.
Remote User: Date: 26 October 2009 Time: 13:57:56
Concerning the article "Visit to Stalag XXA Fort 13 by David Garnett", the pictures shown and attributed to "A New Zealand PoW" appear to be copies of works by my late father, S/Sgt Frank Whetton, who was English. I gave high quality copies, not the originals, to both the Polish Army historical branch and to a group of fortifications enthusiasts, who have copies on permanent display. [See http://www.torun.fortyfikacje.pl/index.php?id=galeria/ab4_galeria_2008_09_20 The originals, together with a larger body of work from Stalag 383, were exhibited last year at the Finnish Museum of Social History, the first foreigner ever to be so honoured. A book of the works is now available. Anyone interested should contact me.
Remote User: Date: 22 November 2009 Time: 12:28:08
I have just been referred to your site by Gerald Maller who was a POW at Klimontow (E720), the same Arbeitskommando of Stalag VIIIB as my uncle, Alan Forster, whose Diary I transcribed and published on the BBC Peoples War web site.
I must admit to not having heard of your organisation, its journal or this web site whilst I was actively researching my uncles time as a POW at Stalag XXID and Stalag VIIIB. A great pity as it looks as if you are doing a great service to former POW and their families.
Can I suggest that a "Site Search" facility would be a great asset, opening up to web users the back issues of INTREPIDUS?
ALAN FORSTER (1917-95)
Admin: Unfortunately we are on a shared server
and the search facilities do not function correctly so I have added a Google
powered website specific search page to the link below.
Remote User: Date: 23 November 2009 Time: 18:13:10
In your Winter 2005 newsletter you posted a photo of the 102nd Northumberland Hussars at Stalag 18A. I believe the man top left, back row, is my grandfather, William (Billy) McPhee. He died in June 1982. I would love to know who has the original photograph, and if I could obtain a copy? My email is email@example.com.
Chris McPhee, Toronto, Canada
Admin: I have looked through all the previous
backups from the Winter 2005 files and had no luck in finding the original
photo, all images are resized for web use and speed of downloading, Recent
newsletters I have uploaded the original files as thumbnails so they can be
viewed in high resolution.
I will continue to look through the archives of CD's and see if I can locate
it for you, if not I will contact the website historian and ask him to mail me
the original "Print Newsletter" which will have the image your looking for.
::: Update :::
Original image found in CD archive below 715x512x24b
Remote User: Date: 24 November 2009 Time: 17:59:56
Re: the 102nd Northumberland Hussars photo. Thanks Admin, for finding the larger version of the shot. Do you happen to know who has the actual photograph so we could perhaps get a hi-res version? Chris McPhee
Remote User: Date: 27 November 2009 Time: 15:15:05
Wondered if you can assist, looking for information on my late uncle who was a prisoner of War during WWII.
He was interred following capture at Dunkirk, in a camp called Lamsdorf - Camp 344 can you assist with any information or put me in touch with someone who can help.
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