OF LIFE AT LAMSDORF
These are extended personal accounts, diaries etc of (or including) life
as a Prisoner of War at Stalag VIIIB/344 Lamsdorf and/or its Working Parties.
Some of these are accounts that have been sent to this website
and some are links to other sites.
Accounts that are just of the Long March appear HERE.
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New Zealand - Greece - Crete - Lamsdorf - E303 Petersweiler - Long March - Liberation
Captain Clare was a Canadian medical officer at Lamsdorf. This is diary of his war, including his capture at Dieppe where he refused to be rescued so that he could look after the injured, the Long March ending at Fallingbostel.
Robert John Clucas
New Zealand Brigade at Mersa-Matruth, North Africa - Benghazi Camp - Campo 57, Italy - Stalag VIIIA - E72 Bethen - E535 Milowitz/Sosnowitz - Long March, ending at Landshut.
Frank (Spike) Hughes
RAF - his own illustrated account of his service life including as a POW at Lamsdorf.
Charles (Chaz) John Keslake
Calais – Cambrai – Trier – Limburg – Lamsdorf – E8 Krappitz paper factory – E272 Falkenberg – Lamsdorf – evacuatin by train (with sick POWs) to Krems - liberation
Royal Engineers/51st Higland Division - capture near Dunkirk - Forges-les-Eaux - Rouen - Stalag XIID Trier - Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf - E93 Sakrau (Zakrau) / Gogolin - E399 Lock Radkov - avoided Long March - evacuated by Red Cross by train to Vienna.
Gascoyne Francis Miller
R.S.M. F.C. Read M.B.E. / Camp Leader Cambrai, France 1940 - Compound Leader Lamsdorf 1941-42 - Camp Leader Cheim, 1942-43 - Camp Leader Teschen, 1943-45 - Camp Leader Nuremberg 1945
John Burton Shanks
Royal Air Force, 124 Squadron - capture at Dieppe - on the Long March but hospitalised at Stadtroda until liberated.