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What happened to the Germans personal items.

Hello All,

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.

Colin

Re: What happened to the Germans personal items.

Hi

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

http://www.specialcamp11.co.uk/General%20der%20Fallschirmtruppe%20Hermann-Bernhard%20Ramcke2.htm

regards

Brett