ITEM 367: WOOD COVERS ON A BOOK OF PoW DRAWINGS RELATED TO LETHBRIDGE CAMP 133.
DESCRIPTION: Wood cover with a carved “Veterans Guard of Canada” curved band across the top. Below that a Green Maple Leaf. Below that in Red on a Navy Blue background “PoW Camp 133, Lethbridge”. 15.5 X 11 cm.
Apparently made for a Camp “Show and Sale” as allowed for the PoW to dispose of their handicraft to Camp employees and local citizens.
Inside cover has a area marked “Room for your foto!”.
Pages as follows:
- Drawing of guard tower, 1940 – 1945. German translates to “10 original illustrations of the Prisoners of War”;
- Camp scene showing buildings, Union Flag, grain elevators;
- Character sketch of a VGC member;
- Jeep with running dog outside the wire;
- VGC members searching new PoW;
- VGC member working in a timber camp;
- Canadian Engineer “Ferrets” survey the compound for potential escape sites;
- Character sketch of a VGC member in winter garb;
- VGC Roll Call.;
- Guard Tower; and
- VGC member relaxes as PoW work on a farm.
Canadian Censor mark 27 on the inside back cover of the book.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection