BRITISH PRISONERS OF WAR IN POLAND, 1940-1945

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  • DC 625
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Photographs
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2011-12-12
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  • Digital File: Quantity 1
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  • object category: Photography
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photographs

© IWM (DC 625)

Object description

From top to the bottom. Inscription reading: 'Best Ro Lewis; My Lost Love' (?) Personal inscription made by Corporal James MacDonald, 1st Battalion the Gordon Highlanders, Army service number 2873448, POW number 36495. Caption reads: '2873448 Cpl James MacDonald; ... 114 Coy, 1st Gordons; Escaped 13. 6. 40 (?); Recaptured 14... 40 (?) Escaped 24.5.41; Recaptured 6.6.41; 14 days of close arrest for flight from ... Commenced 24.6.41; Finished 11.7.41; Better luck next time.' Inscription listing a few different regiments: 'The Tyneside Scottish; Durham Light Infantry; AMRC (?); What else (?)'. Commemoration note for the fallen of the 51st Highland Infantry Division. Caption reads: 'Drawing of the cross; Maginot, April, June; Somme, May, June; In Memory of the 51st Division's Dead; Thay Are Not Forgotten'. A number of drawings, some of them of sexual nature. Fort XI of Stalag XXA (20A) in Toruń (Thorn).

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