ALFIE Fripp has died. Fripp was the last surviving British prisoner of war on World War 2. He was 98. The RAF man was shot down by the Luftwaffe during a reconnaissance mission in 1939. He was imprisoned at 12 different PoW camps. So. What did you do in the war, then? What was life like back then for the prisoners? These photographs of Allied prisoners give us a hint:
British prisoners of war in Germany’s Camp Oflag on Sept. 17, 1941, gathered about a cart containing parcels which had been sent to them. (AP Photo)
Morning roll-call at Offlag VII D, a British prisoners of war camp in Germany on Sept. 17, 1941. This picture was sent to a resident of Esher, Surrey, by her brother-in-law. He says in his accompanying letter, the entrance to the walking terrace is behind the rear men. There are very nice flower-beds in the yard, and we sit there a lot as it is sheltered and cool, there are buildings on each side of the courtyard. The group sitting by a window appears to be cutting up vegetables.
German soldiers guard Canadian and British prisoners of war, who were captured in failed Allied ...