During WW2, the UK became packed with Allied soldiers from all over the world, using our island as a staging post to attack mainland Europe. This is why the country is still full of WW2 relics, due to the sheer volume of men and material living and training across the land.
However, it wasn’t just Allied soldiers. Axis soldiers were here as well, fenced in on POW camps situated up and down the country. These old POW camps have largely vanished, but searching the old sites can bring up some amazing relics. One of the episodes of WW2 Treasure Hunters explores such a site.
The pictures below show some of the relics that you can recover from these old POW camps. All of the items shown below came from ONE camp, (not the one covered in the WW2 Treasure Hunters episode), and just show that you can find some amazing German relics right here in the UK.
Fantastic reading great article
Very intresting stephen did not realise that we had so many pow camps in england