Red Cross food parcels for prisoners of war

Because there was so little of it, food played a very important part in a POW's life. The International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva provided food parcels to POWs from those countries which were signatories to the 1929 Geneva Convention.  Here men at Stalag 383 at Hohenfels in Germany prepare their lunch using food from parcels.

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Trish Funnell

Posted: 15 Mar 2012

wanting to know who the people in the photo are, my dad was in stalag 383 & 18a and want to get more info on this subject. I have the 21st Battlion book which he was given and photos but not much else. Is there somewhere I can search for more infomation Ta Trish