Christmas Postcards from Stalag VIIIB / 344 Lamsdorf

Morrison, R A

Information submitted by Bob Gregory:

Reginald Andrew Morrison came to my attention from a POW post card that he sent.

Prisoner drawn WWII POW Christmas postcard with blank 18 Dec 1942 CDS from a Canadian soldier, Sgt. R.A. Morrison, prisoner #26239, Stalag VIII B to “Mrs. R.A. Morrison, 146 Selby St., Westmount, Que. Can.”. There is a pencilled “Rec’d Feb 26th”. Has printed illustrated design from Stalag VIIIB. Has German and Canadian. censor h/s’s. Depicts band and prisoners raising a toast. Tattered and faulty around edges but scarce and attractive. (Purchased. Vance Auctions – lot # 5882; Dec. 08)Another similar Christmas Card sent from Stalag VIIIb was described as follows:
Kevin Heyes wrote:

“My uncle, Frank Heyes, The Border Regiment, was taken prisoner between 6/10 June 1940 at Fecamp. I have the letters and cards he sent home during his internment and his POW ID tag. He started captivity in Stalag XX1 B and sent a card dated 14 July 1941 from Stalag VIII B. The last card I have is dated 28 June 1944 and he arrived back in the UK 16 May 1945. – Kevin Hayes, who enclosed a Stalag VIIIB Christmas Postcard.”

Tony Wood then provided the following further information:

“This Christmas Postcard was drawn by my father Kenneth (Ken) V F Wood in a competition.
The J.H. on the base drum is for Major Jimmy Howe who later became the Musical Director of the Scotts Guards. My Father died in 1980 but I have several photographs including the cobblers shop where my father was part of a small team under Arthur Weston making artificial legs.“

Morrison, R A

Postcard sent from Stalag VIIIB by RA Morrison

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