Henllan Bridge Prisoner of War Camp 30, part 1

Thorne Moore

Years ago, when I was writing A Time For Silence, I included prisoners from a P.O.W. camp, because I knew there had been one in the area. I knew a former Italian prisoner who had stayed on in Britain, and while looking through local newspapers in the late 40s, I can across several references to German P.O.Ws. One was listed as a winner at a local Eisteddfod. So I set out to research Henllan Bridge Camp, a few miles east of Newcastle Emlyn along the Teifi Valley. I contacted the National Archives and I received a huge bundle of papers, all of which made fascinating reading although I was (I hope) wise enough not to use too much of it in my book. But should anyone else wish to do so, they cast a fascinating insight into the situation with prisoners of war held in Britain after the war…

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