Camp 2 - Woodhouselee Camp, Milton Bridge, Midlothian, Scotland

Discussion in 'UK PoW Camps' started by Pete Wood, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Pete Wood

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    There is some confusion, with the naming of this camp. Some say this was Number 2 Camp, Woodhouselee. Others cite it as Camp 2.

    Two camps could not operate with the same number, at the same time. Camp 780 was officially called Milton Bridge Camp. Was this the same camp, as that at Woodhouslee - or was Milton Bridge Camp (Camp 780) actually Number 1 Camp, to distinguish its close proximity to Woodhouselee?

    In general, where PoW Camps are concerned. the lower the number, the earlier it was opened. So Camp 1 was a 1939 site, for example, whereas Camp 780 was opened in 1945.

    A greater understanding is required, about Woodhouselee Camp. What do you know....?
     
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    Grid: 55°51'59.77"N 3°12'57.06"W Camp 2 Woodhouselee aerial.jpg
     
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    I looked at various aerial photos taken just after the war - and found this. Could this be Camp 780 (Camp 1 at Milton Bridge).....? Camp 2 Woodhouselee - what is this.jpg
     
  5. Pete Wood

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    This is the area that may possibly be Camp 780 (aka Camp 2 at Milton Bridge) Camp 2 Woodhouselee - what is this aerial.jpg
     
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