(9) The site--which was originally established as a prisoner of war compound
, but had not yet been used--was modified to house U.S.
Instead, we went to the prisoner of war compound
to try to get some Krauts to clean out the entire building, or what was left of it, but at the compound they told us that we would be moving out shortly and we couldn't stay long enough to have them complete the job.
During World War II, Camp Blanding, located on Kingsley Lake south of Orange Park, Florida, served as an infantry replacement center where 800,000 soldiers were trained and as a prisoner of war compound
. Today Camp Blanding belongs to the Florida National Guard.
(2) Memorandum, Senior Defense Counsel, US Army Trial Defense Service Fort Clayton, SOJA-TDS, Empire Range Prisoner of War Compound
(24 December 1990); Article 129-33, Convention III at 2.
When the Americans surrendered, about 70,00 starving and malarial men staggered out of the jungle into prisoner of war compounds
administered by a much smaller force of Japanese, also short of food and medicine.