POW Journals.

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by von Poop, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice page from WWII memories of Red Cross camp 'Newspapers' reproduced in fully readable form:
    WWII Memories

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  2. Christos

    Christos Discharged

    Hmmm....I'll have to take the time to plough through all these nice record...Camp newspapers are very good source documents....I have enjoyed reading Prisoner accounts for a while now, of which my fav is still to this day, Geoff Taylor's PIECE OF CAKE........The page by Churchill is particularly informative, and it's the first account I have seen by the man himself...great source site, I'll just have to take a bit of time to fully read them all...many thanks....!
  3. scott 64

    scott 64 Junior Member

    thanks for the link - very interesting especially as my grandfather was in some of the camps at the time of the papers being printed.
    Regards Scott
  4. themonsstar

    themonsstar Junior Member

    I have the full run & the Far East run also.
  5. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member


    I have seen this site and the 6th picture down on the left hand column shows my Father's Blenheim crew at Stalag IXc. Sgt. Robert William McDonald is top left and Sgt. Alan Andrew Fuller is bottom right, both Kent boys from 139 Squadron. I believe that my Father is just off the photo next to Fuller in the front row.

    They were shot down on the 1st July 1941 and this photo will undoubtably show the crew of HSL 108 that were captured in the rescue attempt that followed.

    Small world!!

  6. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Here you go fella's. An alternative picture.


    Attached Files:

  7. ADM199

    ADM199 Well-Known Member

    Nice page from WWII memories of Red Cross camp 'Newspapers' reproduced in fully readable form:
    WWII Memories


    Some of the P.O.W. Camps produced their own Newsheets.There was even one in the"Transit" Camp at Benghazi.
    Stalag 1VB had a Motoring Club that produced a Magazine,all hand drawn and written of course.
    Penguin published a book some years ago with the title "Flywheel", it gives all the detail of the Muhlberg Motoring Club. The author was Tom Swallow who sadly passed away quite recently.
  8. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    The one l have seen is the Kriegie Yorkshire Post with sports, theatre, news from home and everything.

    A really comprehensive paper.

  9. andy j

    andy j Junior Member

    I have a copy of Flywheel Memories of the Open Road it is an excellent book.
  10. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I'm glad I've seen this. It mentions Stalag IXC, which my mates Father was in, so I'll pass the details of this site on.
  11. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    I see this is quite an old thread but it was pinned so I gave it a browse. The link in the first post no longer works unfortunately. Does anyone still have a copy of the files that were on it?
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  12. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    It seems to have been a very interesting link, unfortunately before the time I joined.
  13. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    And there was me getting all excited when I saw someone else had replied to the thread :-D
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Wayback machine link to just the page.
    Might help in tracking down survivors from it, somewhere.
    WWII Memories
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  16. Incredibledisc

    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

    As we say in Scotland - ya wee dancer! :cheers:
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    Incredibledisc Well-Known Member

  18. BarbaraWT

    BarbaraWT Member

    It looks like this link might be broken?
  19. Redd

    Redd Senior Member

    Post above yours has working link ^^

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  20. The Viking

    The Viking Active Member

    any ideas how I can get hold if these papers ? Would be an interested read.

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