Sidney Alfred Smith Collection

Photographs and documents supplied by Enid Riley, the daughter of Sgt Sidney Alfred Smith of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Bill Lawrence’s photos, taken in secret, at Stalag VIIIB/344

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These photographs were taken by Seargeant (later Warrant Officer) Bill Lawrence in Stalag VIIIB. He constructed the camera in a Red Cross food parcel box with the aid of two lenses which were smuggled into the main camp from an outside working…

Kenneth Ainsworth Log Book

This log book has been very kindly provided by David, son of SQMS Kenneth Ainsworth who was captured on Crete and was in Stalag V111B/344. David says: "My dad was the manager of the Dead End Kids Football Club and a lot of entries are related…

Nikolai Halin (Russian, Stalag VIIIF Lamsdorf) Gallery

Content warning: some users may find the images in this gallery disturbing Nikolai Halin was a Russian prisoner of war at Lamsdorf. This website normally only includes information about the English-speaking POWs at Stalag VIIIB/344. But of…

Thomas Keith Townsend – his involvement in WW2

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The following wonderful history of Thomas Keith Townsend (known as Keith) was submitted by Keith’s stepson Rod McMahon. Keith Townsend Pow 5479