Private Walter Smith

Walter Smith was captured on the 22nd October 1914, and interned in a POW camp near Munster when he wrote to his sister asking for food.

He was found by the Germans suffering froma grenade wound to the right shoulder.

The Link: POW Souvenir Magazine

This ‘souvenir book’ is the work of British prisoners of war interned at Döberitz near Berlin. Download and/or read it via the link on this page.

Although dedicated to ‘our friends and benefactors’, the book’s anecdotes and cartoons of camp life and in-jokes about living conditions and well-known characters in the closed world of Döberitz suggest that its true audience was the internees themselves.

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