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Internee 380 Otto J. ELLMAURER was an Auslander, a German national living in Canada with a strong liking of the Canadian way of life.
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
DESCRIPTION: Obtained in the Medicine Hat PoW camp by Canadian Dr. James HEMSTOCK, who served there in the Royal Canadian Medical Corps. Marked on the reverse “Reproduction of a painting in oil by Albrecht DUERER.” “DUERER’s father”.
37 x 47.5 CM.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection and Archives.
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
From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection Wood cigarette case. Front marked 1941, “Smoke with pleasure -” Cpl. Wilson, R, 13th Co., V.G.O.C. Reverse marked “Kananaskis” 13 Cm. X 8.5 Cm. X 2 Cm. Click on any picture to enlarge … Continue reading
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The program date is “3 September 1942” and the names in the program, as far as I can make them out, are: A. GIESE R. TREU E. LANGHANS F. FELDMANN T. AXENFELD H. JACOBSEN S. KNAPPE A. PAETOW E. KLEINAU … Continue reading
From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. ITEM: BIRKS MEMORIAL BAR TO R.I. Van Der BYL Detail: A Captain in 11A Co., Veterans Guard of Canada. Taken on strength Vancouver, 3 November 1940. Died 10 December 1941 at Calgary … Continue reading
From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. Some information about the MATLOCK collection of items, from R. J. Henderson: The permit measures 20 X 12.5 cm Christmas Card – (closed) is 10 X 13 cm Pay Book closed measures … Continue reading
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From the Henderson Homefront Archives and Collection. Christmas Card – (closed) is 10 X 13 cm.