ON THE RECORD

Jon Bauck­ham brings you the lat­est news from the world of fam­ily his­tory

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

Al­though many of­fi­cialf­fiil Se­condSd WWorldld WWar recordsd still re­main un­der wraps, the thou­sands of im­ages that make up the col­lec­tion – digi­tised from files held at The Na­tional Ar­chives( TNA) – show­case a wide va­ri­ety of doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing per­sonal di­aries and pho­to­graphs.

Paul Nixon, mil­i­tary ex­pert at Find­my­past, said: “Many of those who were cap­tured dur­ing the Se­cond World War en­dured bar­baric con­di­tions and found it dif­fi­cult on their re­turn to dis­cuss the ex­pe­ri­ence. This re­lease al­lows the pub­lic to ex­plore their story, and learn more about this dark pe­riod.”

Pho­tograph­sPh t h andd re­portst in the record set shine a light on the shock­ing con­di­tions in which Al­lied pris­on­ers were kept

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