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PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 79

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A Second World War prisoner of war camp at Moorby visible as ruined buildings on aerial photographs, officially called Camp 79. This was a purpose-built, standard type camp. Common buildings and facilities at standard type camps included water towers, offices, officer's mess, a canteen, guard rooms, barrack huts, ablution blocks, cell blocks, a camp reception station (medical facility/hospital), a cookhouse, dining rooms, recreation rooms and living huts or tents. It functioned as a German work camp, where prisoners were sent out to work as labourers in the local area. It could have been in use up until 1948. The camp survives in potentially complete condition and is used as a poultry farm.

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