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Partying WWII POW camp excavated in Canada

Archaeologists in Canada have been working to excavate the Whitewater POW camp in Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park.

“I found four guys living who were interned at Whitewater and all four of them said it was awesome,” said Myers.

In part, soldiers were just delighted to be off the front lines. But, said Myers, “Canada did treat prisoners very well.”

Whitewater treated its prisoners better than elsewhere in Canada because the PoWs were regarded as low-risk. Canadian authorities colour-coded prisoners, with black designating hard-core Nazis, white designating those who rejected Nazism and grey for somewhere in between.

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Story: Bill Redekop, Winnipeg Free Press | Photo: Winnipeg Free Press

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