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BYatesYates1501.pdf
The memoir covers Sergeant Officer A Yates' time as a prisoner of war from September 1942 to April 1945. He was initially imprisoned in Stalag VIIIB in Upper Silesia, he was evacuated with 30,000 others to escape the advancing Russian Army. He and a…

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Sergeant A Yates's observer brevet and his identity tag when at Stalag VIIIB, number 27042

This is an item about a place. Spelling variants, forms in different languages and usage notes are listed here. This heading is also used for: Stalag Luft 8B; Stalag Luft viiiB, Stalag Luft VIIIB; Stalag Luft 8-B; Stalag Luft viii-B, Stalag Luft…

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Stephen Granville Bacon was shot down and became a prisoner of war in Stalag VIIIB. He made several escape attempts.

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Andrew Carswell volunteered for the Royal Canadian Air Force in his native Toronto. He trained as a pilot and on arrival in the UK and completion of his further training he was posted to 9 Squadron. His first operation was to Berlin. On their final…

AHextellGJE160104.mp3
George Hextell joined the RAF as a flight engineer and flew operations with 51 Squadron on Halifaxes. After being shot down over Holland, he became a prisoner of war. Gives a detailed account of how his capture, imprisonment and liberation. Describes…

AInstoneTS160407.mp3
Thomas (Stan) Instone was working at a factory making Bristol Hercules engines but volunteered to be aircrew as soon as he was of age. Initially his application was unsuccessful but he persevered and trained as ground crew. He later remustered as a…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-05.pdf
Includes: editorial news; the food they like; the brighter side; the letters they write home; official reports from the camps; scenes from camp shows; notes on Oflag Va; how they help (fundraising at home); three men of the spearhead; examination…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-13.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; art in camp; official reports from the camps; group photographs from the camps; the letters they write home; [two pages missing]; how they help the funds (fundraising at home); what Germans put in their parcels; news from…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-15.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; music round the camps; official reports from the camps; (two pages missing); letters; how they help funds (fund raising at home); fun and games; news from the far east; parcel points; knitting pattern for 'waistcoat for…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-16.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; reading in camp; official reports from the camps (two pages missing); the letters they write home; fun and games, our generous helpers (fund raising at home); group photographs from the camps; news from the far east;…

MWhiteheadT1502391-180307-17.pdf
Includes: editorial matters; all in a day's work; life in a Japanese prison camp; fun and games; letters they write home; official reports from the camps; group photographs from the camps; how next of kin are helping (including knitting pattern for…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-013.pdf
The News Sheet of the Canadian Prisoner of War Relatives Association. This edition covers Victory in Europe, the death of President Roosevelt, the liberation of Canadian POWs, assembly centres for released POWs, the seizure of German POW records,…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-020.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the editor's comments, How the Convoys got through, photographs of ex-POWs titled 'Victory Smiles', Finding his Feet -…

MCurnockRM1815605-171114-022.pdf
The official journal of the Prisoners of War Department of the Red Cross and St John War Organisation. This edition covers the Editors comments, the transport of food parcels, Emergency supplies for the camp, POW cooking, articles about Christmas in…

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Writes of recent entertainment and the weather. Continues with description of crafts and fun fair. Mentions friends visiting, that he has convalesced and he has taken up Spanish.

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Thanks her for her letters and says he is fit and well. Asks if she would like to be his pin up girl and ask for photographs.

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First correspondence to someone he knew but forgot her surname. Notes he landed in his unfortunate predicament. Hopes she still has his photograph and that he might see her soon.

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Writes that there had been no letters from home and he had celebrated his second anniversary. Looking forward to getting back to England.

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Writes that he looks forward to her letters. Continues with friendly banter and talks a little of his activities.

SDryhurstHG1332214v10018.pdf
Account of 142 Squadron crew operation to Kassel wriiten by rear gunner Bob Henderson. Was attacked by night fighter and had to bale out. Continues with account of evading and capture. Reunited with wounded crewmates and transported to prisoner of…

MDryhurstHG1332214-160608-05.pdf
Account of operation to Nuremberg on 28 August 1942 in Halifax where aircraft was attacked and shot down by night fighter. Continues with account of capture, interrogation and transport to prisoner of war camp. Describes camp occupants, situation,…

PDryhurstHG1612.jpg
Landscape view of open yard with a set of goalposts infront of a series of single story cabins, in far background are high fence posts with wire between them, yard has clusters of men moving in multiple directions. Captioned '“British POWs at…

PFOMetheringhamAF19040021.jpg
Top - view inside a building showing block of toilets in the centre and wash basins against far wall. Submitted with description ' Toilets at Lamsdorf POW Camp, Stalag VIIIB. (Stalag 344 from 1943)'
Bottom - air-to-air photograph of the front of a…
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