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Prisoner of war diary

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  • Description
    Reverend Robert George McDowall's wartime diaries transcribed and edited by his daughter Mary Tagg from the originals held by the Auckland Museum Library [Ref. MS-874]. The diaries give a very full account of his experiences as a Prisoner of War from November, 1941, to February, 1945, principally at Stalag IVB in Muhlberg-on-Elbe. This POW camp, according to official German figures, housed over 21,000 prisoners made up of almost all the allied nations. (3 volumes)
  • Other Number
    97/27, MS-97-27
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  • Catalogue title
    Prisoner of war diary
  • Identifiers
    • MS-97-27  (Reference Number)
    • 97/27  (Registration Number)
  • Creator
  • Period
  • Description
    Reverend Robert George McDowall's wartime diaries transcribed and edited by his daughter Mary Tagg from the originals held by the Auckland Museum Library [Ref. MS-874]. The diaries give a very full account of his experiences as a Prisoner of War from November, 1941, to February, 1945, principally at Stalag IVB in Muhlberg-on-Elbe. This POW camp, according to official German figures, housed over 21,000 prisoners made up of almost all the allied nations. (3 volumes)
  • Physical description
    2 boxes
  • Production
  • Medium
    Typescript
  • Subject
  • Associated material
    MS-874; MS-98-78; MS-2010-12.
  • Citation
    McDowall, Robert George. Prisoner of war diary, 1941 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-97-27.

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