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WWII-era POW camp excavated in Scotland


Archaeologists are excavated Camp 22 in Scotland, used to house German and Italian POWs during WWII.

“A series of 24 concrete-surrounded postholes on the north side of the road almost certainly relate to what would have been a fairly substantial fence dating to the POW camp phase of use,” says Christine Rennie, who oversaw a watching brief while topsoil and overburden were dug up in the Dumfries House area.

“Some of the artefacts retrieved from the site reflect the daily life of the men who lived in the camps.”

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Story: Ben Miller Culture24 | Photo: GUARD Archaeology Ltd

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