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This fascinating site is run by Eric Hallam and contains letters written by Joseph Henry Hallam and from Eric Harold Cooper.
The National ex-Prisoner of War Association
What do we do? Promote the welfare of those who during service with United Kingdom or Allied Forces were made Prisoner of War. Renew that spirit of comrade-ship known only between Prisoners of War.
Memorial Arboretum Appeal The National Ex-Prisoner of War Association Memorial Committee needs your support to meet a fundraising target of £40,000 to build a memorial dedicated to the memory of those Prisoner of War who did not return from German & Italian Prison Camps.
How to become involved Membership of the Association is available to former prisoners of all wars, their relatives and other interested parties.
Seeking information? On a former prisoner of war or prison camp? Our Historian Mr Philip Chinnery can help you.
Lamsdorf Remembered is a superb site, originally based around the experiences of former Irish Guardsman Arthur Evans and his book Sojourn in Silesia. The site contains many memories that have been sent in by former prisoners and relatives, and lots of useful links. You can order the book, too, which is well worth buying.
List of Prisoner of War Camps
Stalag VIIIB Discussion Board is an excellent site for chat with others interested in Lamsdorf, for seeking information, etc.
A Raid on Munich tells the story of Harry Sanders, how he came to be in Stalag VIIIB, and what it was like on the 'death march'.
Prisoners of War is mainly about John Jeffers, and the site was made by his grand-daughter, Becky. Do visit this if you can (there is a Welsh version too). There is information about other former prisoners as well.
Buckden Pike is about the experiences of former prisoner Joseph Fusniak, a Polish airman who was in Stalag VIIIB.
Behind the Barbed Wire has one of the best accounts there is of life at Lamsdorf!
My Father's Website is the story of Sgt Don Bruce, RAF.
A Wartime Log
This site is dedicated to the memory of Sergeant Arthur E. Adams of No.106 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Arthur was an Air Gunner on board a Lancaster Bomber which was shot down during an operational flight on the 26th July 1942. He was then captured and interrogated - and spent the remainder of the war in various German Prisoner of War Camps inlcuding Dalag Luft, Stalag VIII-B, Stalag Luft III and Belaria. During this time, Arthur kept this Wartime Log to record his experiences as a PoW which included writing poems, letters, drawings and collecting photographs. On January 29th 1945, Arthur's camp was liberated by the Russian Army and he began the long journey home to England. Arthur went on to live a long and happy life with his wife Wynne, 2 children, 3 grand children and now 3 great grand children. He eventually died at the age of 83 in April 2004. This site was created by his family to share Arthur's experiences, thoughts and memories as a PoW.
James Henry Miller is a website made by his son, Peter Miller
Dugout Paddy is a POW discussion board.
The Wartime Memories Project - Prisoners of War has much information about many POW camps, including Lamsdorf and associated working parties.
WWII Escape and Evasion Information Exchange
This is part of the Conscript Heroes website - which also shares some of the pages - but the emphasis here is on the exchange of information about military escapers and evaders in World War II. The idea is that anyone wanting to find out about escapers, evaders or their helpers can come here and ask about a particular person. The site includes a list of more than 4,000 Allied service personnel who escaped or evaded from enemy occupied territories during the Second World War. The list is continually being updated and is compiled from various sources, partly from National Archive files, both in England and the US, but also from private research
Escape Line Research and Remembrance
After the defeat of France in June 1940 thousands of British prisoners of war were marched north, through France and Belgium, on their way to prison camps in eastern Germany. Many escaped and hid on farms in the Flemish countryside. From there they were taken to Brussels where groups of friends, who were the first roots of the famous Comete Line, tried to arrange their safe passage home. This is the story of their experiences and of the people who helped them. Particularly interesting from a Lamsdorf point of view is chapter 15, 'A Postcard from Madrid'.
Australian Aircrew Association
See particularly from page 3 onwards
The World War 2 ex-RAF Website
Has a list of some of the RAF former prisoners at Lamsdorf, and other links.
Conditions at Stalag VIIIB, Lamsdorf
A New Zealand site with lots of fascinating facts about life at Lamsdorf.
Lamsdorf Prisoner of War Museum has a good website, with some of it in English.
The Museum's contact details are:
Centralne Muzeum Jeñców Wojennych w Lambinowicach-Opoluul.
Muzealna 4, 48-316 Lambinowice
Contact: Anna Witkiewicz (who speaks English)
tel./fax +48 77 434 34 75
If you want to travel to the Museum:
- take the A4 motorway from Krakow - the direction is north-west. which is signed towards Katowice/Wroclaw.
- On the outskirts of Krakow you will pass the airport (Balice).
- From the airport junction you drive for about 178 km until you reach the junction with road number 46, where you would turn right for Opole or left for Nysa. Take the left towards Nysa.
- After about 15 km turn left following the sign for Lambinowice, which is about another 11 km.
The Memory Project (Canada)
This site has a search facility where you can add key words (eg Lamsdorf, Stalag VIIIB etc) or names of personnel.
There is a long list of useful links on the website www.stalag-viiib.com (the first site listed above).