This project has involved a lot of research and assistance from others.
I started with a report published by English Heritage in 2003 by Rodger J C Thomas:
Prisoner of War Camps (1939-1948) Report
Within my own research I took the above document and discovered that it had a number of errors and omission and greatly expanded on it and produced an equivalent document that details my site visit as well as providing links to the images I shot. As of July 2020 this document is now at Issue 5.10. A copy is provided below, however, it is to be noted that for various reasons the actually coordinate data has been omitted ta this time.
PoW Camp Details by M J Richards
UK National Archive
Thought the course of this project I have made repeated visits to the UK National Archives in Kew. The Archive is in itself a former PoW Site, in this case Camp 144 Russell Avenue.
During my various visits to the archive I made photographic copies of Inspection Reports and War Diaries. These may be viewed in parts within this website itself. In addition the entire documents as copied by myself can be found on my personal website using the like below:
Reference Information Held at systonimages
In locating the various sites I produced a Google Map that shows the location of ALL the sites I have discovered thus far. This Google Map differs from those shown elsewhere on this site as it includes locations that I visited and did not locate a camp AND sites that I have yet to visit. This map needs to be viewed with a degree of caution in that in the a lot of cases the Hostels and Camp may be identified just by a Village or Town Name. This map should thus be used in conjunction with the PoW Camp Details document
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