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Re: Llanmartin POW camp
Posted by: John F Moore ()
Date: October 28, 2012 06:31PM

Hi Mandy
I can answer your question, as a small boy born in Park End Langstone, I was six years old when the 'Yanks' as they were called arrived, they built the original camp, a woodland site known as the Routes part of the Lady Rhonda's estate in 1942.
The Americans were there for about 2 years and left in 1944 for the 'D' day landings, as small boys the camp was just three fields away from Park End within our expedition range ,we were frequent visitors to the camp as we would come away with goodies. Camel fags, coffee, cookies etc.
It was turned into a POWQ camp later, The Yanks were preparing for 'D' day and no doubt the bullets you found were part of the preparation,
I have many childhood stories of the Yanks and the POW camp and its prisoners. but it would take too much of he Web site.
When I completed my National Service in 1959, my wife and I lived at 29 Waltwood Road for nearly two years before moving to Magor.

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