Fort XIII (Wild, David. Prisoners of hope. 1992. London)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nice memories from March studytour

We have just returned from Poland where as a family we went to see where our father,Signalman John Fenwick had been a prisoner of war for 5 years. He spent half of his time at Stalag XXA and then he was sent to Stalag XXB.
Dad did not talk very much about his time in Poland so we had very little information. We found some photos and a few cards,letters etc in a file after our father died. My sister and I both felt we would like to go and see where dad had been. We did not know where to start but luckily for us we found Pawel and Hania's web site and so we contacted them to see if they could help us with our journey of remembrance.
Pawel took us to visit the forts,memorials and war cemeteries.. He took us to the museum where we met Peter who showed us his collection of  WWll memorabilia,and then to  see Thomas and his collection of bunkers,gun emplacements etc. These people are so dedicated to the preservation of the history of WWll and Polish history in the past, and this made our visit most enjoyable.
Thank you again for all your help and for making our journey of remembrance so very special and at times quite emotional.
This journey would not have been possible without your help in guiding us.

Best Wishes
Dorothy and Ken Huntingdon
Ann and Philip Coker

In Fort XIV
The main gate to Fort XV

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