Prisoner of War Camps (1939 – 1948) - English Heritage

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    Detailed PDF report of Britains PoW camps in WW2. Prisoner of War Camps (1939 – 1948) Project Report by Roger JC Thomas, English Heritage 2003 "During the early part of the war there was no standard design of camp, although a commonality of function dictated a certain similarity of component structures and basic layouts. To begin with, there were not very many camps established and those that were could be broken down into four distinct classes: - command cages, - interrogation centres, - transit camps, and - internment camps. The internment camps were built to hold civilian aliens detained in this country or captured abroad; the remainder were built to detain captured military personnel. Command cages were either in pre-existing buildings, or else little more than fenced holding enclosures. These early camps comprised a mixture of accommodation including pre-existing structures, huts, and tents......"
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