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PoWs: The remains of Camp 70

While few people remember it now, Canada was home to thousands of German and Italian prisoners during the Second World War. With Britain fearful of a possible invasion, more than 37,000 of their PoWs were transported to remote camps across Canada. Over a seven-year period the prisoners basked in a unique brand of Canadian hospitality, enjoying a lifestyle that convinced some to eventually call Canada home. CBC Archives takes a look back at the reality of life behind the Canadian barbed wire.

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An investigative look at what became of New Brunswick's only PoW camp in the small town of Ripples.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Reporter: Neil Stairs
Guest: Ted Jones
Broadcast Date: October 11, 1989
Duration: 3:19

Last updated: April 23, 2013

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