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Major Laurence C. Thomas directed the German POW camp on the Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and a camp in Pine Grove Furnace, about fifteen miles north. Members of the intelligence corps apparently confiscated the items written in German from the prisoners of war.
The World War II German POW Collection consists of those confiscated materials from the prisoners. It is composed of two series: I. Materials likely confiscated by the intelligence corps and II. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
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World War II, WWII, German soldier, German POW, POW, Intelligence Corps, POW camp, P.O.W., Pine Grove Furnace, contraband
European History | German Language and Literature | History | Military History | United States History
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Swaney, Keith R., "MS-056: World War II German Prisoners of War Collection" (March 2004). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collection and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.