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Other Prisoner Of War documents

On 19 August 1942, John Dibblee took part in the Dieppe Raid. It failed, and he was captured (see Handcuffs story) and imprisoned in Germany, first at Oflag VIIB Eichstatt Bavaria, and then in Oflag IX AZ at Rotenburg am Fulda. One document is the POW menu. Here are some more documents.

Telegram saying that John Dibblee had been taken prisoner

Telegram to John's mother, Violet Dibblee, telling her that John had been taken prisoner


Prisoner of War identity card, issued by Germans

Prisoner of War identity card, issued by the Germans
Lager Mark, POW World War II

OFLAG IX A/Z


POW Christmas card - front POW Christmas card - back

The POWs from Oflag IX A/Z being marched away from the advancing Americans.

The POWs from Oflag IX A/Z being marched away from the advancing Americans. John Dibblee at this time had T.B.
The POWs from Oflag IX A/Z being marched away from the advancing Americans.

The POWs were at risk of being bombed by Allied planes. Here they are putting out the letters P O W to warn them.

Telegram saying that John Dibblee was home

Telegram by John to his mother, Violet Dibblee, telling her that he was back in England