NAZIS’ RECORDS OF ALLIED POWs ARE CAPTURED

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NAZIS’ RECORDS OF ALLIED POWs ARE CAPTURED

From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

XII CORPS HQ., Germany, April 19–Germany’s complete records of Allied prisoners of war have been captured by forces of Maj. Gen. Manton S. Eddy’s XII Corps.

The records, which include a list of all Allied soldiers taken by the Germans since the outbreak of hostilities, disclose the whereabouts of the prisoners, the date of capture and other pertinent information.

XII Corps Headquarters also captured the staff of ten German officers and 40 enlisted men who kept the personnel cards up to date. A force of 400 civilians clerks also was employed to in maintaining the records.

Headquarters also announced the capture of an economic division of the OKH, the German high command, with 15 officers and 56 enlisted men.

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Allied POWs at Stalag 11B being liberated on April 16, 1945



For Further Reading Check Out:

The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond


The Fall of Berlin 1945




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