Metal Detecting a ww2 POW CAMP
where to detect? this time we went on an organised dig to a former military camp that during ww2 housed pow's from europe, this site wasnt massive but needed to be detected to find out where activity took place away from the camp buildings,
based on the east coast of the uk, this area was heavily fortified to prevent invasion from germany and other enemies during the war.
what was found was really intresting and proved that prisoners from europe were located here.
About these POW Camps.
During World War II, English POW camps played a crucial role in housing captured enemy soldiers. These camps were not only a means of detaining prisoners but also served as important intelligence-gathering centers. Many of these camps were strategically located near military installations, allowing authorities to extract valuable information from the captives. Additionally, POW camps were utilized for propaganda purposes, showcasing the humane treatment of prisoners to counter the negative image of enemy forces. However, it's not just historical records that shed light on these camps; metal detecting enthusiasts have also unearthed fascinating artifacts, providing glimpses into the daily lives of both captives and captors alike.