Wolfsberg Stalag XVIIIA

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Accession Number MSS1881
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Memoir
Date made 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

A typed manuscript by John Ledgerwood. Details the history of Stalag XVIIIA at Wolfsburg in Austria from when occupied by British POWs until the manuscript was written in July 1944. The nature of life at the camp is explored in detail, with particular attention paid to individual experiences, social activities within the camp, and dealings with the German guards and civilians. Quotes are included throughout. Four pages of poems are included as an appendix to the main text.