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Remembrance Day Brochure, 1945, Medicine Hat Camp

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Mr. Henderson’s notes: Remembrance Day for the members of the Veterans Guard of Canada was a essential part of their life style – not only commemorating the loss of family and friends in the First World War, but now sons and daughters and … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Guard of Canada presentation clock

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Mr. Henderson’s notes: On the occasion of transfers or retirement, it was common for personnel of a unit to provide a farewell gift to popular personnel, particularly Officers.  This handsome clock with the dedication is a prime example. MACHUM is known to … Continue reading

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German prisoner of war woodcraft showing anti-aircraft symbol

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Mr. Henderson’s notes: Carved from “Apple Box Wood” (Pine), this wall hanger represents a Luftwaffe Anti-Aircraft Badge.  Note that the PoW was obliged to remove the Swastika symbol normally clutched in the eagle’s claws, though the outline remains.

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PoW photo album from Riding Mountain Provincial Park, Manitoba

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Mr. Henderson’s notes: This photo album was acquired from a man who had worked with the PoW in Manitoba.  Regretfully, the historic photographs enclosed in the album were removed and presumably destroyed. The patience used to collect, cut, organize and produce … Continue reading

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Picture frame made by a German PoW Heinrich PANZ or PENNS

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This carved wooden photo frame has identifying information carved and written right on it, and there is a typed label as well. Carved on the front: 1939 – 1940; Kananaskis; Seebe Alberta; Camp Written on the back: Heinrich Panz; Waldheim, … Continue reading

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Decorated wooden box made by prisoner at Medicine Hat Camp 132

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Six views of a wooden box made by a German prisoner of war at the Medicine Hat Camp 132, dated 1945. The drawings resemble cartoons as seen on PoW YMCA postcards.

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Small model schooner in glass box

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Mr. Henderson’s Notes: Research required, but this model schooner looks like it came from a U-110 survivor, with the sub having a significant history.  Requires more research, but has exciting possibilities. Only 7 inches wide and 3 3/4 inches tall; … Continue reading

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A Medicine Hat PoW Journal from 1944, page 7: Capture and transport

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Continuing on from A Medicine Hat PoW Journal from 1944, pages 1-6, here is page 7, which tells how the prisoners’ journey started in Africa. Although this book appears to belong to one man, Rudolf KRUSE, I do not know … Continue reading

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A Medicine Hat PoW Journal from 1944, pages 1-6

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Hello, this is Jill Browne posting after a long absence. As you may know already, I am not an expert in German Prisoners of War in Canada, but I have a lot of relevant photos. Most of these are from … Continue reading

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Item 282: Wood marquetry picture and frame, “The Wolf’s Lair”, Hitler’s house at Berchtesgaden, by PoW Robert GRUBER

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This photo and information is from Mr. Henderson of the Henderson Homefront Archives & Collection. ITEM 282:  WOOD MARQUETRY PICTURE OF “THE WOLF’S LAIR” – HITLER’S HOUSE AT BERCHTESGADEN. DESCRIPTION:   Inlaid mahogany wood picture and frame made by PoW Robert … Continue reading