Turner, A D

Albert Douglas Turner

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Albert Douglas
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Albert Douglas Turner of the Royal Engineers was in

Working Party E268 at Moschendorf and was a prisoner for over 4 years.

Forestry working parties were used for tree felling, cutting and removing timber. Although life in the working parties could be very hard, especially for those in mines, quarries and other unpleasant environments, some men preferred the working parties to the main camp. Usually they received better food rations and if they were working out of doors they did not suffer from the same sense of confinement as being in the camp. Many working parties were employed by private companies, and often the civilian bosses were kinder to the men than the German army guards.

Larger working parties had many of the facilities of the main camp, including medical facilities. Some were big enough to have sports teams and even a theatre and music groups.


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