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Old 10-15-2017, 02:32 PM   #61
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I would like to see an Aerial view of the Arsenal when it was a POW camp . I might be
Tempted to take a foray in metal detecting.
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Old 10-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #62
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I would like to see an Aerial view of the Arsenal when it was a POW camp . I might be
Tempted to take a foray in metal detecting.
Well yes it would be most interesting to see a overview of the camp & as you say what treasures are waiting under the soil ??...
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Found something new thats Italian POW made !..its a steel ladys button hook !..yes
its not too exciting a object from a military angle !....but its a testerment to the skill & workman ship of these men who made these objects in order to sell them for extra money to buy some food /tobacco etc !..the handle is of multi metal construction & nicely done !..a small but interesting item of social history ...
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Found this pic of a superb example of POW 'camp art' done on this Italian army water bottle ..its one of the nicest examples ive seen of this type of work ?!...
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:11 PM   #65
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Went to a Car boot sale this afternnoon ..while walking round i stopped at one table with lots of china , glass & old brass ..including a nice WW1 trench art item i bought !..but hidden under some junk i spotted a familiar item of none other than POW work !!... "yes its a poker made by the Italian POWs during WW2 ..the chap said when i asked him about it !?..just as my POW button hook was made..well it cost me for the both items ...£2..
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:16 PM   #66
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I really like the canteen its superb 👍🏻
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Old 08-06-2018, 11:56 AM   #67
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I really like the canteen its superb 👍🏻
Yes.. its a cracking bit of work Dennis ..i seen some interesting Italian POW art cigarette cases on the internet selling for crazy money and flyin on auction sites !..so it seems very collectable stuff !?...Semovete ..
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Old 12-23-2018, 04:29 PM   #68
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Something new for the Italian POW collection !..i recently obtained this very nice wooden POW made cigarette box at a camp 15 in Biaragarh Bhopal India 41-46....
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Also some POW Camp money for Bhopal India !
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Very very nice.
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nice objects.
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Old 12-25-2018, 01:55 PM   #72
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Thanks guys ...
The man who made the box was quite a skilled carpenter..its done with some loverly dove tail joints ..usein some sort of tropical hard wood ..he also had a eye for perspective too with the artistic lettering picked out firstly with a needle then painted in after...a nice bit of POW work for sure...Semovente
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Writtern on my POW cigarette box is the words 'Group Two'..well there was Three groups of camps..to hold 18,400 Italian POWs

Group 1..Bangalore..camps 1-8 Italian POWs
Group 2..Bhopal..camps 9-16..(16 was a hospital ).
Group 3..Ramgarh camps 17 -20 German civil internees then Italians .
One other camp at Hazaribarh was a punishment camp for difficult prisoners !
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Hello Gents ...i recently got this very nice Italian POWs letter to his family in Modena dated 26/7/43 ..its from a Italian POW work camp near me..that was Camp 48...but my Italian is not up to scratch enough to translate the content !...please could italian native speaker help me & Translate my letter for me ??.. thanks in advance Semovente...
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Well along with the very nice POW letter to Signr. Dominica Vallini in Modena from her husband in POW Camp 48 ,Wales ...i got from the same camp three rare Italian POWs description /identity papers for ...Giovanni Peschiera ..Guiseppe De Palo..Alfonso Pasquale all sent to work on Thorne farm for farmer Harris in Leominster..the documents list the mens details etc prisoners signature ,height , eye colour & so on !..amazing items to find now !...
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