POW Diary

Item

Title

POW Diary

Description

A Wartime Log, sent to prisoners of war by the Y.M.C.A. (Gifted from The War Prisoners' Aid of the Y.M.C.A. 37, Quai Wilson, Geneva - Switzerland) which belonged to F/L Andrew N Orr

Date

1944

Identifier

017.024.001

Medium

Cardboard, paper, glue.

Provenance

Beginning in 1943, the War Prisoners Aid of the YMCA dedicated to the spiritual, educational, and recreational needs of POWs supplied blank journals for inclusion in Red Cross Aid packages bound for Europe. Surviving journals offer a glimpse into the thoughts and frustrations of those in the camps, often containing anecdotes, sketches and keepsakes.

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