Monday, August 8, 2011

PoW Camp in Winnipeg

The Whitewater PoW Camp Archaeology Project is the site where German prisoners of war spent much of the Second World War in Manitoba.

The archaeology dig is at Riding Mountain National Park, located about 300 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, where the Whitewater PoW camp was located.

The camp housed about 500 people. About 450 German Afrika Korps soldiers were sent to the camp after their capture in October 1943 during the Second Battle of El-Alamein in Egypt. They were kept at the camp until October 1945.

There is a list of some of the POW camps in Canada (There were some 40 camps)

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