British prisoners playing cards. Rifleman Robert Gibbs is the man with the moustache standing over the table. His daughter, Rosalynd Green, wrote the following, "My father was Robert Sidney Baily Gibbs. Joined the T A so that he got to ride the motor bikes. He became an instructor. His rank was Corporal, Army no. 6896720, Rfn Gibbs, No. of section 1, No of platoon 11, company D, 1st Q V R, KRRC. He was captured in Calais, after being shot in the chest. In his letters home he states that he had been very ill with dysentery on the journey to the camp but he refused to die in that way. He worked in the coal mine then a pottery whilst at V111b. He lost most or all of his teeth said he had been fixed up by a dentist in the village, a good chap. He said the reason he survived was because of the kindness of the locals, they would sneak loaves of bread to him. He received love letters from at least one after the war. I have a photo of her. He gave my sister and myself names after 2 of the women that helped him Leisle and Vlasta. Apparently he stayed on there for a while to help look after the people of the village or the women, when the Russians were advancing. Whilst in the camp he learnt to speak German. After the war he had 4 children with my mother, who was a childhood sweetheart and dear friend. He died in 1959 after a 9 year illness, of leukemia, doctors said it was a result of his treatment as a Pow." Copyright: Rosalynd Green.