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  • BRITISH PRISONERS IN GERMANY, 1940-1945

    BRITISH PRISONERS IN GERMANY, 1940-1945

    part of "COLDITZ CASTLE" (photographs)

    HU 54527

    Group photograph of British POWs taken at Colditz Castle. From left to right, first row - Captain Richard Howe, Captain Patrick R. Reid (Escape Officer), Lt Allan (in kilt). Second row - Captain Berry, Captain Elliott, Lt Col German, Padre Platt.

  • THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    THE LIBERATION OF STALAG XB AT SANDBOSTEL, APRIL 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Chitham, John (Sergeant) (Photographer) 1945-04-30

    BU 4884

    After meeting heavy opposition, troops of the Guards Armoured Division captured Stalag XB at Sandbostel, near Zeven. This camp also contained a large number of political prisoners of all nationalities as well as British POWs and Allied soldiers. The...

  • British Prisoners of War, Italy

    British Prisoners of War, Italy

    (art) Made by: Bullard, Paul 1946

    Art.IWM ART 16315

    image: The interior of a prisoner-of-war hut. The space is filled by the receding lines of wooden framed bunk-beds. Men lie and sit on the three-tiered bunks, clothed and unclothed. A seated figure on the central bunk has a red lozenge shape on the...

  • tin can, from tunnel in Colditz

    tin can, from tunnel in Colditz

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Canada Packers Limited, Canada

    EPH 1885

    Tin with both ends removed; red label describing contents as pork luncheon meat; most of label has been torn off.

  • Italian Prisoners-of-war Working on the Land

    Italian Prisoners-of-war Working on the Land

    (art) Made by: Ford, Michael 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1833

    image: View across an onion field in autumn with sixteen Italian prisoners-of-war gathering in the crop, supervised by a single British soldier at the near edge of the field. The PoWs are wearing clothing marked with a distinctive red spot on the jackets...

  • playing cards, handmade

    playing cards, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1376

    Handmade set of 54 playing cards made from “Craven A Virginia” cigarette packets. The faces are hand-drawn and hand-coloured. The 52 standard cards are present plus a joker card and an additional king of hearts.

  • chess set, American Red Cross

    chess set, American Red Cross

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Militon Bradley Company

    EPH 2164

    Box containing a set of 32 chess pieces.

  • Sick Parade at a German Prison Camp in Pomerania, 1942

    Sick Parade at a German Prison Camp in Pomerania, 1942

    (art) Made by: Mitelle, Louis 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1938

    image: Injured POWs wearing bandages and slings stream past two German guards, one holding a raised club, standing with their backs to the artist. In the background there is a first aid hut and a Swastika flying above the barbed wire fence.

  • Interior of a German Prison Camp, 1942

    Interior of a German Prison Camp, 1942

    (art) Made by: Mitelle, Louis 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 1936

    image: Despairing Allied soldiers sit around a candle-lit table in a POW hut. Many sit with their heads in their hands as one man stands to cut a loaf of bread. They are watched by a passing guard.

  • Prisoners-of-War in a Cellar, Tauberbischofsheim

    Prisoners-of-War in a Cellar, Tauberbischofsheim

    (art) Made by: Ainsworth, Edgar

    Art.IWM ART LD 5070

    image: A group of seven uniformed prisoners of war are sitting around in the corner of a cell. In the background there is a small, barred window. One of the prisoners is standing, looking out, another has turned to look at the artist.

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