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  • counterfeit currency (German), 5 pounds, Britain

    counterfeit currency (German), 5 pounds, Britain

    (currency) 1938-04-04

    CUR 17211

    The note was produced as part of 'Operation Bernhard', which was the name of a secret German plan devised during the Second World War to destabilise the British economy by flooding the country with forged Bank of England £5, £10, £20, and £50...

  • POW currency, 1 Shilling, Great Britain

    POW currency, 1 Shilling, Great Britain

    (currency) Made by: HMSO 1943

    CUR 11921

    A one shilling paper currency note, printed by HMSO and dated 1943, for use within the civilian internee camps established during the Second World War on the Isle of Man. Civilians of German, Austrian and (later) Italian extraction were interned in...

  • POW currency, two shillings and sixpence, Great Britain

    POW currency, two shillings and sixpence, Great Britain

    (currency) Made by: HMSO 1947

    CUR 12635

    Prisoner of War (POW) Camp 78 was High Garrett Camp, near Braintree, Essex. Paper POW currency, printed by HMSO (His Majesty's Stationery Office) was introduced in 1943, and issued by the War Department. The first mass influx of POWs into Britain...