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It is not possible to fully understand the history of the Second World War without refering to the forces of the Axis.

The Wartime Memories Project is purely a historical resource and the information contacted in this section is for historical educational. We are a Non Political organisation and do not support the ideas of The Third Riech, we simply present the facts.




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Gefreiter Karl Schlude .     German Army

My father Karl Schlude was a German soldier in WW2. He became a prisoner of war on 17th October 1944 in Isselstein, Holland. According to some notes, he was in the following POW camps: 197 POW Camp Newport: 28.10.1944 to 20.5.1945, 84 POW Camp Ludlow, Salop: 20.5.1945 to 1.3.1948, 48 POW Camp Hereford: 1.3.1948 to 21.4.1948.

The attached photo shows a group of POWs, Karl Schlude is sitting in front, second from left. As the second picture shows, the photo was used as a postcard sent back home. It seems that this was the official way to show that the soldier was still alive. My father had to work on a farm, and after he returned to Germany, a farmer family sent a photo of their children. Some years ago, I wanted to search for more details, however it seems that the photo got lost.




Hauptmann Eduard Schroder .     Luftwaffe pilot 3./NJG3

A JU 88 piloted by Hauptmann Eduard Schröder with the crew of Hessenmüller, Zeinert and Brunsendorf, shot down Avro Lancaster, ND682 of 106 Sqd at 03:54 hours on teh 16th of Dec 1944 over the southeast part of the sea of Kattegat.




Pietro Souberan .     Italian Army

My father, Pietro Souberan was a POW from September 1943 to October 1945 in Stalag 2B with another Italian POW.




Chief Eng. Gerhard Stamer .     Kriegsmarine U-35




Obergefrieter. Martin Walter Starke .     German Artillery German Artillery   from Sprossan Saxony Anhalt, Germany)

My Grandfather Martin Starke served with the German Artillery on 88mm anti aircraft guns and was captured by American forces a short time after D-day around Mayenne. He was then transported to California before then being sent to the POW camp at Brahn just outside Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands. He made a life for himself there until his death in March 2008.










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Help us to build a database of information on those who served both at home and abroad so that future generations may learn of their sacrifice.




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