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POW Camp 168, Glen Mill Camp was situated in an old cotton mill, in Wellyhole Road Oldam, Lancashire. Oldham became a transfer point and a holding depot for German prisoners being sent to and returned from Canada. Today the mills are gone and a medium sized metal works plant occupies most of the site.
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Those known to have been held in or employed at
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
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- Hanel Gerald. Feldwebel.
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Ace of Diamonds
Guenter SchiemannIn 1942, as the Battle of the Atlantic was raging, Gerhard Schuler, a German tool making apprentice with a passion for both engineering and the sea, forged his father s signature on an enlistment document. With his 18th birthday fast approaching, and call up inevitable, he volunteered himself for the military in the only service that interested him, the Navy. Ace of Diamonds traces his journey, from when he was enlisted to the crew of a brand new Type IXD2 U-Boat with the lucky tactical sign of that playing card, through many months of working-in trials in the waters of the Baltic Sea as well as a successful seven month maiden patrol to South East Asia. During a repeat patrol came the bomb-shell of Germany s lost war, which was followed by the even greater indignity of having to surrender their undefeated vessel and of being taken Prisoner of War. The book paints a vivid picture of the life of a young submariner; the cosy domestic arrangements of life on board a U-boat, relationships fMore information on:
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