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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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Collection Size

.3 cubic feet

Publication Date

March 2004


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

MS-056: World War II German Prisoners of War Collection