Featherstone P.O.W Camp 18

  • Description

    "Plaque marking the entrance to the site of former P.O.W Camp 18,near Featherstone Castle." Photo by Bill Cresswell, 2005.
  • Owner

    Bill Cresswell
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/247592
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 522 times
    Picture Taken: 2005-01-00
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  • Manfred Brautigam on Nov. 11, 2020, 7:51 p.m.

    My father was a German POW at this camp but he wasn't an officer. He was Paul Brautigam Prisoner 599860.
    He was captured around the time of the Battle of the Falaise Gap. I have a postcard of him and six other prisoners sent from the camp. I remember him telling me of working for some nearby town lady shopkeeper. My father was asked if he would consider staying after his release but he had his sweetheart back in Germany awaiting marriage. I also remember stories of him swimming with the camp commanders son in the nearby river. He made shoes for local towns people also. He told me about the orchestra and theater productions also.
    If there is any info you have in regards to his prisoner number, I would much appreciate it. I would share the postcard but I don't know Flicker.

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