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    Hi all,

    To pop my DERP cherry, i have visited this prisoner of war camp in Herts DEC 2018

    Camp 116 conforms to the so-called ‘Standard’ layout, with the guards’
    compound consisting of MoWP huts, while the living huts are all timber Laing huts. It used to house italian and austrian prisoner before Italy declared war to Germany.

    "The Austrian and German prisoners of war were kept in a camp at Hatfield Heath and sent out daily to 'help on the land'.
    Our first batch were Austrian and they were hard workers and Mum was so sorry for them she looked at their ration for the day and promptly invited them to share our food - they even ate with us.
    The next lot were German and all but one of those were also polite, hard workers and they too shared our food and ate in the kitchen with us.
    My biggest impression was the way they stood whenever Mum got up and would never sit until she too sat down.
    Dad corresponded for some time with one of them, a Walter Scheile from Beilefeld in Germany."

    https://uttlesford.moderngov.co.uk/d...ty%20Value.pdf

    Most of the prisoners then remained in the areas after the war and join the local population.

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    CAMP116 by Proxy 23, on Flickr

    more on here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskLbr8Xc

    Last edited by Proxy_23; 4th Jan 19 at 12:33.

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    Nice easy one to start. Bet you didn't get up that tower, no one ever does, including myself!

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    Your first post and you nabbed a Belfast, Nice One Proxy, Thanks
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    You missed the actual POW quarters which are on the other side of the big house there. Your pics are of the guards section of the camp. More positively, it's good to see that it is still standing.

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