Location: Lamsdorf, Poland

District: Wehrkreis VIII - Breslau (Wroclaw)

Opened: 1943 - Prior to this date, the camp was Stalag VIIIB.

Closed: March 1945

 

History, Stalag 344

    1. Red Cross report, 7th December 1944

    2. Red Cross report, 8th December 1944

    3. Red Cross report, 19th December 1944

 

History, BAB 21

    1. Red Cross report, 11th May 1942

    2. Red Cross report, 8th August 1942

    3. Red Cross report, 30th November 1942

 

Pictures

 

POW Stories

Name

 

Nat.

 

Date

 

W/O James Badcock

British

1942-45

Pte George Beck

British

1940-45

L/Cpl Harry James Bounden

British

1942-45

Pte George Charlton

British

1940-45

Gnr Robbie Clark

British

1942-45

WOI Jack Elworthy

British

1941-45

Pte Les Foskett

British

1940-45

Cpl Gordon Hines

British

1942-45

W/O Peter Jones

British

1942-43

Sgmn Jack Mepham

British

1941-44

L/Cpl Jim Miller

NZ

1941-45

Pte William Pledger

British

1940-45

Gdsm Charles Saunders

British

1942-45

Cpl Harold Scharfe

British

1942-45

Sgt Norman Shute

Australian

1941-45

Cpl John Smeeth

British

1940-45

Pte Horace Woods

NZ

1942-45

Gdsm George Wyatt

British

1940-45

 

Books

    Boldness Be My Friend, by Richard Pape, published by Elek Books, 1953.

    Despite Captivity - A Doctor's Life as Prisoner of War, by John Borrie, published by William Kimbber and Co Ltd., 1975.

    Letters from Stalag VIIIB, by Arthur Evans CBE and Kathy Gower

    Sequel to Boldness, by Richard Pape, published by Oldhams press Ltd., 1959.

    Sojourn in Silesia 1940/45, by Arthur Evans, published by Ashford Writers, 1995

 

Offsite Links

    BAB 21 Long March Routes (Google Maps) to be viewed with this pdf download.

    Central Prisoner of War Museum in Lambinowice

    E702 Klimontow

    Harold Pitt - Youtube videos 1 and 2

    Ken Latheron

    Lamsdorf

    Sgt Don Bruce 115 Squadron RAF

    The Life and Times of Hubert Brooks MC CD