Advice re: POW Collaboration docs forwarded to Mi5

Discussion in 'Prisoners of War' started by EmpireUmpire, Aug 11, 2023.

  1. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire .........

    Hello Gentlemen,

    I've been conducting some research into a Prisoner of War and came across a true web of intrigue - Collaboration, British Free Corps, Propaganda Broadcasting etc etc - Affidavits from numerous people which were then forwarded to Mi5. It's truly fascinating stuff with scope for lengthy research opportunities.

    I found the information contained within the Liberated POW Questionnaires for a group of South African Prisoners, which are now in the public domain. After a thorough internet search, I can find no previous mention of these events having seen the light of day since the Second World War.

    As these documents are now available to the public, I am OK to post them here right?

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  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    I’d expect you are free to post them as you say you have found them “freely” available elsewhere on the internet. I would just acknowledge any “copyright” held by the source site.

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  3. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Please post them. Prisoners of war are my chief interest.


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  4. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire .........

    The following files are contained within the Liberated POW Questionnaires.

    On the 12th May 1945, a South African Gunner, temporarily based in Brighton, made a sworn Affidavit as follows:-

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    On the 14th May 1945, Pte Breytenbach also made a sworn Affidavit at Brighton:-

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    Pte Van Dyk was tracked down in Voortrekkerhoogt and interrogated on the 14th November 1945:-

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  5. EmpireUmpire

    EmpireUmpire .........

    I'll let everyone digest this before I move into a discussion - I have my own ideas about whats going on here........
  6. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    This sort of information is contained in the Q Forms which are available at the National Archives

    Attached Files:

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  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

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  8. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    I haven't yet got my head round smileys.

    I will withdraw my comment just in case...
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  9. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

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