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  • Image of a bible owned by Gunner C Hedley

    More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during the Second World War. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW...

  • Image of painting by Paul Bullard depicting British prisoners of war

    More prisoners were taken during the Second World War than in any other conflict. Millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen – and also civilians - found themselves behind barbed wire. Their fate depended on when and where they were captured - and...