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Re: POW in Stalag XXB - advice please
« Reply #63 on: Tuesday 19 April 16 10:14 BST (UK) »
Of course, Carol. Help yourself, or PM me if you woud like a higher-res photo.
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« Reply #64 on: Tuesday 19 April 16 16:36 BST (UK) »
Hi Greenrig...I have printed it off on A4 photo paper and added it to our POW file. Thanks so much, it's much appreciated.
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Re: POW in Stalag XXB - advice please
« Reply #65 on: Wednesday 05 April 17 13:51 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I'm looking for help regarding researching my grandad's time in Stalag XXB. I have his war records and debrief upon returning home but unfortunately he did not talk about his experiences very much. Can any one suggest where to start my research?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: POW in Stalag XXB - advice please
« Reply #66 on: Sunday 12 November 17 21:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,
Please forgive my ignorance as I am new to this. I am trying to find out more about my Grandfather Albert Taylor who was a POW in Stalag XX-B. I do not have the dates of his imprisonment but have his Army Number - 7595722, his Regiment was the Royal Engineers and his POW number was 8890. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated as he spoke very little of his experience and both my Mum and I would like to know more.
Many thanks for any help.
Gwyn.

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Re: POW in Stalag XXB - advice please
« Reply #67 on: Monday 04 December 17 12:34 GMT (UK) »
Gwyn; with his Army Number, you can apply for his WW2 Army records. This will give you solid information work on (see this, and many other threads for info on how to do that). With his PoW number, you may be able to get his PoW records from International Red Cross - but these may be very thin.  In my experience (my father was in Stalag XXa and XXb), there is not a lot of documentation remaining regarding PoWs in Germany/Poland.  Your GF may have completed a report on his captivity when he was repatriated (assuming he was). That should be in Kew.   For me, the best source of information was my father's WW2 diary which describes life in XXb (and XXa) in great detail. I'm also lucky to have a few original photos of life and work in XXa and XXb.   I visited XXb site  in 2016 (Malbork, Poland) ... there's not much left except a memorial and a CWGC cemetery.

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