Prisoner of War Camp, Featherstone Park

  • Description

    "In the early 1940s, a training camp for American troops was built at Featherstone. They called it 'Death Valley' because of its isolated location, but the Americans soon made way for Italian prisoners of war and then German officers. Between 1945 and 1948 some 25,000 Germans were housed at Featherstone. There were many compounds surrounded by barbed wire and watch towers. The camp was highly regarded and was one of the six most successful rehabilitation camps in the country, known as the 'camp of confidence'....."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 2 months ago
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