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Can anyone tell me if there was a P.O.W. Camp in or around the Birmingham area? If there was, what nationality would have been there and what regiment would have guarded the prisoners.
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Barbara

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Barbara

I know of a WW2 POW camp for Italians in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, N.Birmingham virtually where my house now stands. But that is all I know about it. Part of Sutton Park nearby was also used as a POW camp in WW2.

Sorry I can't be of more help

All the best

Dave

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Sutton Park was also used as a camp for the Birmigham Pals in WW1

and I believe some Irish prisoners from the 1916 uprising may have been held at HMP Birmingham, at Winson Green

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The on line index for FO 383 at the NA has lists of inspection reports for most camps if not all camps in Britain. They are all named in the index. The index is big but start at the top and only read those pages with Germany listed at the top of the page.

(I read some of them yesterday and I think there are lists somewhere between parts 250 and 400 though I may be wrong)

Doug

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