I plan to expand this site quite considerably from its present state. I've got a number of additional projects in mind, some of which I would dearly like some assistance on. So if anyone thinks they can lend a hand in the slightest, then please email me at email@example.com
The lists of camps, especially the Italian one, are far from complete and so I would welcome any information on adding new ones, correcting any existing mistakes, and filling in blanks such as the dates at which they opened and closed.
I have started to write histories of various camps which describe the general area, the camp itself, and events that took place there, and I would like to cover as many of these as I can. Information in this area is not easy to find, so help from veterans would be welcome. Also I'd like to know of any books which in whole or in part describe a camp, and if you know of even the most bare scrap of information relating to any camp, please don't think that I wouldn't be interested - it all adds up.
Photographs of any of the camps would be most useful. If you would like to send a photograph but do not have scanning facilities to email it, let me know and I'll give you my address so you can post either the photograph or a good quality photocopy. Photographs will be carefully handled and quickly returned in the condition they came in.
If you were a POW of any nationality, or if you guarded them, or if you are a friend or relative of such a person with accounts written by them in your possession, I would like to hear from you so that these experiences can be recorded on the site. I am interested in any aspect whatsoever concerning life as a prisoner, from the point of capture through to liberation and its aftermath. If you believe your experiences were quite mundane and of little interest I can assure you that you could not be more wrong as even the most trivial of details can provide a valuable insight into what it was like to be a POW. Further to this, any background details you would like to provide would be most welcome. Such Date/Place, pre-war life, military career, post-war life, marriage, children etc. Photographs are equally welcome. If you would like to send a photograph but do not have scanning facilities to email it, let me know and I'll give you my address so you can post either the photograph or a good quality photocopy. Photographs will be carefully handled and quickly returned in the condition they came in.
If you have a friend or relative who was a POW and the stories they told gave what you feel is an unembellished view of their time in captivity, let me know and I'll put their memories on the site. See POW Stories above for further details.
I would like to put on the site poetry written on any subject by Prisoners of War at the time of their captivity, or written in retrospect concerning that period of their life. Unfortunately poems by non-veterans or by veterans written in the years since, on subjects other than POW-related topics, cannot be included.
I need to build up a reference library of books in order to progress with this site, and so if you know of any book that is not listed in the Credits section which you think may be of use to me (information on camps, photos, biographies of camp legends, etc) please let me know.