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Help Save the Only POW Camp left standing

Old 30th Mar 2009, 15:01
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Help Save the Only POW Camp left standing

G'day,

Please help save the last remaining POW camp in the world from the wrecking ball. This site is of great historical importance and should be saved and preserved.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/sav...rom-demolition

(edited to insert correct link)

You can help by signing the petition and expressing your support for this historic piece of Canadian history.

Regards,

Ontariocopper.

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Old 30th Mar 2009, 17:42
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 18:07
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There's a really good WWII museum at the ex POW camp at Eden Camp between Malton and Pickering in North Yorkshire. This one survives well and is a good day day out! (Ship the Kids up to Flamingoland first).
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 18:11
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Old POW camps

For those in UK: is Cultybraggan still in operation? That might knock the "last POW camp in the world" claim on the heid.
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 18:56
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Rossian
For those in UK: is Cultybraggan still in operation? That might knock the "last POW camp in the world" claim on the heid.
Nope, the local community has purchased it (link here) though I seem to recall mention of some sort of museum or exhibition to cover it's past being set-up.

Three of the POWs used to be sent out to our family's wee bit land where they helped out. Still got a few mementos from their time including a teddy bear that one of them made for my father (who was a wee lad at the time).
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 21:47
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An ex-Italian POW camp still exists in Epping Forest! And I believe its preserved too!
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 22:03
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Some of Island Farm Camp, Bridgend, still survives I believe. This was the scene of the biggest escape of German POWs in the war. I was five at the time and lived about a mile away. I can remember that they stole a local doctor's car.

After the war I befriended one of the POWs who was on gate duty. He gave me a plastic 1d coin for my sixth birthday. Must have been October 1945.

At the end of the war, this camp hosted many of the captured top Germans including von Runsted.

More details on BRIDGEND GERMAN POW CAMP, ISLAND FARM CAMP 198 / SPECIAL CAMP XI
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 23:28
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Whilst not a camp per se the Italian Chapel on Orkney is quite breathtaking from the inside.
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 04:37
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Here are two more to add to the 'Last POW Camp in the World' List.

There's one near Brigg (no, not Kirton in Lindsey) and another at Harperley near Tow Law.
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Changi prison still exists, I think?
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TheStar.com | Ontario | D-Day in Bowmanville for Nazi PoW camp

Historian Lynn Philip Hodgson dreads the day, likely this spring, that a developer's bulldozer razes Building 4, along with the rest of the only intact camp for German prisoners of war that we know of still left in the world.

Might be accurate?
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 14:27
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POW Camp - Epping Forest

Oh it's there, and preserved.......

Belongs to the Metropolitan Police, or at least it did when I wore the blue uniform and spent time there on a training course. Lovely place.

At the time (nearly 30 years ago) the Met helicopters operated out of it too, and the firearms training was done there - though they have moved to Kentistan.


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