Local Prisoner of War camps

by | 1 May 2017 | Heritage, Retford

70 years ago, there were 10,000 Axis Prisoners of war in around 10 camps within 15 miles of Retford. Nationwide, there were 168,000 Italians and 402,000 Germans in 2,000 camps.

Kevin Murphy is giving his sixth presentation at St Josephs’ Hall, Babworth Road, Retford, on Friday 19th May, from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Admission is free, but there will be a collection for Red Cross. The full story of the camps will be told with an emphasis on the Italian experience, including our first ice cream man who was interned.