Hugh Fraser – march after capture and march to freedom

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Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser

In Hugh Fraser’s account he describes his march immediately after capture and his Lamsdorf Long March experience.

Private Hugh Fraser March After Capture And March Out Of Captivity


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  1. Mary Cameron says:

    While researching my father’s journey in 1940 from capture at St Valery to Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf via Stalag VIC Oberlangen (Transit Camp), I discovered that there was no ‘one route for all’. When I read that x unit/regiment took x route, I learned that may have been the case for the bulk of that unit, but not for all. All set out on the march from St Valery. Some embarked onto barges in or near Moerbeke, Belgium (they describe going through canals in built-up areas). Some embarked at either Terneuzen or Walsoorden in Holland. Some continued the march from Aalst, France to Emmerich, Germany on the River Rhine where they embarked onto barges. I have read of others who marched all the way to their camps in Germany. Those who were on barges disembarked at Emmerich, Wesel or Hemer and continued their journey to various camps either on foot or by cattle truck., Some of these camps were Transit Camps. I have maps that I used to plot my father’s journey. I also have a note of a few POW journeys which I have come across, which includes my father’s.


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