Gnas, Austria. Informal outdoors group portrait of Australian, British and New Zealand prisoners ...

Accession Number P00922.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white, Landscape
Physical description Black & white, Landscape
Date made c 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Gnas, Austria. Informal outdoors group portrait of Australian, British and New Zealand prisoners of war (POWs) at Stalag 180 (XVIId). The man in the centre of the front row is VX13958 Lance Corporal Robert Andrew Howard, a former Military Policeman with the 6th Division Provost Company, and the POWs' commander in the camp. The other POWs had elected Howard, the only Australian in the group, as their representative to deal with their German captors. The man sitting next to Howard (right) is smoking a pipe, while the man sitting next to him has a pipe in his hand. Several other men are holding cigarettes. (Donor A. Howard) (Original print housed in AWM Archive store)

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