Monthly Archives: April 2018

Kananaskis and Ozada 1: German Prisoners of War in Canada

UNEDITED pictures taken in September 2007 at former Kananaskis Camp 130, which is now a University of Calgary research station, and a few shots of some of the surrounding area. The opening shots are not at the exact location of either camp but are there to show some of the countryside there. This was a foggy day. Usually the mountains are visible.

On germanpowcanada.com there is more information and pictures about German Prisoners of War held in Canada during the Second World War, the Veterans Guard of Canada, and others from the same times and places.
Kananaskis camp was used for internees and merchant marine early in the war. Ozada, a later tent camp, housed PoWs who were later moved to the permanent camps at Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.

REMEMBER you can turn off the sound, speed the film up or slow it down, using the controls provided by YouTube. If you aren’t sure how to do this, please Google it. You can also enlarge the video to full screen. Hover your mouse over the bottom right corner of the video and a symbol like a broken square will appear. Click on that to go to the full screen version. Hit your “ESC” button to go back to normal.

The slide show has markers every 10 slides. If you have a question or comment, please leave it in the comments section and if you can identify the slide by number, that will be very helpful.

Sorry for the reflections and glare. It was the best I could do.

The cabin was called the Colonel’s Cabin and was the office for the commanding officer. The prisoners had barracks, not as nice as the cabin in the film.

Henderson Collection slide show 1

Hello everyone,
It takes me a very long time to edit the pictures I have of the Henderson Collection. I thought I would speed things up by showing you the unedited versions.

This slide show has markers in it every 10 slides. If you have a question or comment about one of the pictures, you can identify it by counting and I’m sure that would help everyone.

Enjoy.