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Does anybody know what happened to the German prisoners uniforms, visors and personal affects once they arrived? A the standard picture from Island Farm show the prisoners wearing British uniforms.
Thanks in advance.
I spotted your post about personal items
Anything that gave an officer status or rank was confiscated as a means of de-nazification i.e. remove their glory, status, rank etc
They were allowed to keep their uniform because it was cheaper to let them keep it than have to re-clothe them
Here is an example of an officer writing to the camp commandant asking for his personal effects