POW camp


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Noun1.POW camp - a camp for prisoners of warPOW camp - a camp for prisoners of war    
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
gulag - a Russian prison camp for political prisoners
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There were some purpose-built cinemas, including one at the Friedrichsfeld POW camp.
The death marches, which involved a distance of about 260km during the Japanese occupation in World War II, claimed the lives of more than 2,400 POW who were moved from the Sandakan POW camp to Ranau following the bombing of an airfield in Sandakan.
"It's been very rewarding, and I think the word is spreading," said Hurst, who initiated the effort to construct POW monuments at various former POW camp sites in Taiwan.
He suffered an enigmatic death at unknown hands in the Johnstone Castle PoW camp at the twilight of the Germanic gods and the cataclysmic collapse of the Third Reich 60 years ago.
The war was over for almost two months before he finally found out when he could leave Darmstadt POW camp in Germany.
This camp "achieved a certain celebrity status because it was the scene of the biggest escape from any British PoW camp during the war".
Wilf with his fellow captives in a German POW camp and, left, with a Bren gun
CARTOONS depicting Nazis in a PoW camp in Scotland are to go on public display.
Melissa Verreault has created a constellation of a novel; written in three parts, each with a tone wholly distinct from the others, and bookended by sets of family letters, readers are taken from Montreal to a POW camp in World War II.
Whilst the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 he was not relieved from the POW Camp until 16 December.
One of the museums in the island's Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp will likely be renovated as an archive for the records.
* In 1943, the Fort became a POW camp where several hundred German prisoners were held.