Information for Veterans and their families

The Prisoner of War

These journals are all supplied courtesy of Jim Wicketts.

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Prisoner of War publication, September 1942, Vol. 1 No. 5, presented by The Red Cross. Supplied by Jim Wicketts and his daughter, Louise.

Photograph of Washing Day at Stalag XXB
"Dick" of the 51st Highland Division at Stalag VIIIB

Photograph of Flight-Lieutenant Oshent

Information about the Next-of-kin Packing Centre at Finsbury Circus
Photograph of Stalag VIIA PoWs
Reports from the camps covering Stalag Luft III, Dulag Luft, Stalag VIIA, Stalag XVIIIA, Stalag XVIIID and Stalag XXA
Photograph of football field at Camp 78
Reports from Stalag VIIIB, Vincigliata, Morigi Di Piacenza, Caserta Hosptial, Poppi, Servigliano, Sumona and Capua
Photograph of Sergeant Foster with Sam Kydd
Photograph of 2nd Lieut. James Gardner of Kingston Military Academy
In my Kitchen by a Major at Oflag IVC
Stalag XXA by a PoW
Canada calling

Photograph of Ronnie Wells in a camp production
Fun and Games - how they keep happy and healthy
Stalag IIID, Stalag VIIA, Campo 59, Stalag XVIIID, Marlag and Milag, Oflag VIB and PG78

Photograph of The Choir at Stalag XXID
Photograph of working party members at Stalag XXA BAB 20
Letters they sent home from Stalag IIID.520, Campo 35, Stalag XXB, Feldpost 35465B, Campo PG65 and Reserve Lazaret, Konigswartha
Photograph of working party at Stalag XXA BAB 20
Photograph of handicrafts at Stalag VIIIB
Letters from Stalag VIIA, Marlag and Milag Nord, Stalag XXB, Stalag Luft III, Stalag IIID, Stalag XXA and H.A. Moore of 2nd Buffs Royal East Kent Regt
Photograph of Magic Carpet production at Ilag VIII
Letters from Stalag XXIA, Stalag XVIIID, Campo 66, Stalag IIID, Marlag und Milag Nord, Stalag XXA and Stalag VIIA
Featuring Photographs of Groups from the Camps featuring Feldpost 19041A, Stalag XVIIIA, Ilag VIII, Stalag XXA, Stalag VIIIB, Oflag IXA, Stalag XXB and Stalag IXC
Photograph of Rifleman Newman
Articles on Our Own Flag Day, Degrees by Post, No Chewing Gum and information for Scottish readers
Photograph of Winston S. Churchill with article on "I was a prisoner once".
Featuring articles on Clothing Coupons, Chocolate, If you send money and Socks
Featuring article on "Socks - for his next parcel" and "How to make a Hussif"
Photograph of British PoWs at Stalag XXA trying to heave a bogged waggon
Articles on "News from Parents and Wives" about Stalag Luft III, Stalag XXA, Campo 35, Stalag XVIIIB and Stalag VIIIB.
Article on Key to the Italian Camps


Prisoner of War publication, June 1943, Vol. 2 No. 14, presented by The Red Cross. Supplied by Jim Wicketts and his daughter, Louise.

Photograph of summer at Campo PG73
Articles by the Editor

Article on St. Leonard's Church, Wallingford, Flag Day sellers, Italian Transit camps, mentally free, Campo PG52 description and mentioning Mr Cox who as an AB on SS Natia

Photograph of PoWs at Stalag XXIA on their tomato beds
Articles and letters regarding fruit and vegetable growing in the camps from Stalag XXA, Stalag VIIIB, Campo PG57, Oflag VIIB and Stalag Luft 1

Photograph of first-class band at Oflag IXA/H
Article "To-day's Programme" at Oflag IXA/H by Major G
Campo PG 53 by the Padre
Photograph of carting potatoes in Stalag XVIIIA
Reports from the camps on Stalag XVIIIA, Reserve Lazaret Graz IIIB, Reserve Lazaret Graz IV, Stalag IIID, Stalag 319 Cholm and Reserve Lazaret Obermassfeld
Photograph of group at Camp PG 12
Reports from the camps on Stalag IVC, Campo PG 12, Campo PG 47, Military Hospital Lucca PG 202, Military Hospital Bergamo PG 102 and a camp list

Photograph of group at Stalag Luft III
Letters they write home from Stalag XXA, Campo PG 21, Campo PG 54, Stalag VIIB, Oflag IVC, Stalag XVIIIA, Stalag XXB, Stalag Luft 1, Stalag VIIIB

Photograph of group at PG 73
Photograph of school time at BAB 21
Photograph (1/2) of Hospital kitchen
Letters from Stalag Luft 3, Stalag VB, Campo PG 49, Stalag 383, Oflag VIIB, Campo PG 53, Campo PG 29, Campo PG 78, Campo PG 85

Photograph of Hospital Kitchen at Stalag XXIA
Photograph of potato peeling at Stalag VIIA
Photograph of cricket team at Stalag XXID
Letters from Campo PG 47, Campo PG 21, Campo PG 82, Campo PG 53, Campo PG 65, Campo PG 70, Campo PG 73, Oflag IXA/H

Photograph of card sent for his son's 1st birthday from PoW at Campo PG 59
Article "Fun and Games" featuring hockey at Oflag VIIB, drama at Stalag 383 and PG 78, band show at Heydebreck 5
Information on study courses and books
Books for Oflag VIIB
Featuring Photograph of The "Newfoundland" steaming into a West Country port
Article "Home Again" on how repatriated prisoners from Italy came back by Major-General Sir Richard Howard-Vyse
Photograph of British children in Denmark
Article on what people back home are doing to help the PoWs
Article on repatriation discussions resumed with Germany
Featuring "Groups from the Camps"
Photographs from KFG BAB 48, Stalag VIIIB/E361, Oflag XX1B, Stalag XXB/E250, Stalag XVIIIA/AGW, Campo PG 70, Stalag XXID/II and Marlag U. Milag Nord
Featuring "News from the Far East", Official reports on camps in Japan
Featuring article on how to make "Gloves for Work"
Article on Red Cross and next-of-kin parcels
Featuring "Any Questions" articles
Book news - which books are banned


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