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Many German prisoner of war camp guards were older or of low medical category and were fearful of being sent to the Russian front. But these men could still make life miserable for their prisoners. Whilst officers were not required to work, other prisoners worked on farms and roads or in mines or factories. Many prisoners found ample opportunities for sabotage.

Jim Miller

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Jim remembers roll call in a prisoner of war camp.

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Ernest Taylor

Ernest Taylor

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Ernest remembers his guards in a prisoner of war camp.

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Owen Temple

Owen Temple

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Owen remembers his guards in a prisoner of war camp.

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Joseph Weddle

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Joseph remembers a working as a prisoner of war on roads and farms.

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Tom Bedlington

Tom Bedlington

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Tom remembers sabotaging cables whilst working outside a prisoner of war camp.

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Tom remembers being punished as a prisoner of war.

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Sidney Shutt

Sidney Shutt

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Sidney remembers Russian prisoners being punished by their German guards.

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