Meg's memories of her POW Uncle

Images from Stalag1XC Prisoner of War Camp

By Julius Smit

Wartime letters and photographs

Meg's uncle was taken prisoner in France during WW2 and ended up in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. The group photograph taken in the prisoner of war camp, Stalag1XC, has an image of Meg's uncle, as shown by the pencil cross above his head.

Prisoners were allowed to write letters home, and the image of the three letters contains one particular picture of a censored letter, written by Meg's uncle, back to his family. What were the censored words?

Meg's family is descibed in the newspaper cutting. All her family returned from the war alive.

Meg talks about her uncle in the POW camp

Photo:Group photograph of POW camp

Group photograph of POW camp

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:3 x postcards sent from Stalag 1XC POW camp

3 x postcards sent from Stalag 1XC POW camp

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

Photo:Meg's family all come back from the war

Meg's family all come back from the war

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

This page was added by Julius Smit on 26/10/2009.

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