|Object type||Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1943 - January 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Three prisoners of war (POW) at Stalag VIII B, Lamsdorf, Silesia (now Lambowice in Poland), ...
Three prisoners of war (POW) at Stalag VIII B, Lamsdorf, Silesia (now Lambowice in Poland), digging holes to be filled with water as a preventative measure against fire from air raids. This photograph is part of a collection of images relating to the service of 411324 Warrant Officer (WO) Laurence Hickson, RAAF and his time as a POW in Stalag VIII B. WO Hickson was aboard a Lancaster bomber undertaking a bombing raid over Germany when his plane was shot down on 17 January 1943. The crew parachuted to safety, landing in Ribnitz, where they were then taken prisoner of war by German forces and interned at Stalag VIII B. WO Hickson was repatriated in May 1945.