As part of the transition to being released into civilian life, the PoW were encouraged to take classes and to develop skills on machinery to help rebuild war-torn Europe.
21 X 3.5 X 2 cm
From the Henderson Home Front Collection
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:
Canadian Censor mark 27 on the inside back cover of the book.
From the Henderson Homefront Collection
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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
An item that appeared in a list: “Steinhilper” PoW Card, written to his father from Bowmanville, before his 5th (unsuccessful) escape attempt.
Reported by R.J. Henderson