Prisoner sons bring three woman together

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Prisoner sons bring three woman together

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First article: account of national service of remembrance and prayer for British prisoners of war. Afterwards a meeting at Colusseum organised by prisoner of war fund where three women, two mothers and a wife of men in same prison camp sat together. Includes photograph of service. Second article: prayers for British prisoners of war.

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Daily Express
IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-10-19

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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SValentineJRM1251404v10021

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[Photograph of a church service]

19/10/42.

Prisoner sons bring three women together

Express Staff Reporter

HUNDREDS of people were at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar-square, yesterday for a national service of remembrance and prayer for British prisoners of war and their relatives.

Afterwards the parents, wives, brothers, sisters and sweethearts of our prisoners – 2,000 of them – attended a meeting at the Coliseum – almost next door – organised by the British Prisoners of War Fund.

In one of the boxes of the theatre sat three women – two mothers and a wife of men in the same prison camp in Germany.

Two of the prisoners have lost their sight; the other man has lost his right arm. The sightless men are learning to type; the soldier without an arm is helping them.

After the meeting I met these three women the war had brought together.

AT DUNKIRK

AT this service the Bishop of Southampton, Dr. A. B. L. Karney, asked the people to pray for the prisoners, particularly those in chains. Dr. Karney (below) was a prisoner himself in the last war. He was wounded at the Battle of Jutland and invalided out of the Royal Navy. But he joined up again as an Army chaplain, was captured and sent to Germany.

[Photograph of a man at a service]

PRAYERS FOR BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR

A national service of remembrance and prayer for British prisoners of war and the next-of-kin was held yesterday at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The church was filled, and many people were unable to obtain admittance. The Bishop of Southampton, in his address, asked the people to pray for the prisoners, particularly those in chains.

Over 2,000 relatives of British prisoners of war attended a meeting in London yesterday, organized by the British Prisoners of War Fund, which was broadcast to the Empire, North Africa, and America. LORD ABERDARE presided. The speakers included Miss Christine Knowles, founder of the organization, Lord Elton, the Bishop of Southampton, and Father John Murray, who attended on behalf of Cardinal Hinsley.

Citation

“Prisoner sons bring three woman together,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20881.

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