|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
|Place made||Germany: Fallingbostel|
|Date made||21 April 1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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An Australian ex-POW, Warrant Officer K. S. Murphy of Rose Bay, NSW, cooks a meal at the camp on ...
An Australian ex-POW, Warrant Officer K. S. Murphy of Rose Bay, NSW, cooks a meal at the camp on a blower fire before travelling to England. The Anzacs made extensive use of blower fires constructed from old tins during their captivity; the shortage of fuel made this type of cooker indispensable. Stalags 357 (in Oerbke) and XIb (in Fallingbostel), when overrun by units of the 2nd British Army, were found to be virtually Anzac prison camps. Many AIF men (some taken prisoner in Crete) and Australian and New Zealand Air Force men were freed.