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A day in the life of British soldiers in the prisoner-of-war camp in Lamsdorf during World War II
British soldiers formed one of the most numerous groups at Stalag VIII B/344 Lamsdorf. The first group of British POWs came in June 1940. During the war there were 56,000 British POWs and about 300 of them died. They received constant aid from humanitarian organisations such as the International Red Cross Committee or Young Men’s Christian Association. The aid took on various forms, the most important being parcels containing food and clothes. There were also parcels with medicines, books, musical instruments. They helped them do sports and in cultural and educational forms of activity. The British POWs organised a choir and orchestra (also giving concerts outside the camp). They organised a theatre as well. But mostly, they were forced to work in forestry, factories, coal mines and agriculture in Silesia.