Ducks Cross No.72 POW camp Wilden Bedfordshire. I lived from childhood from the 1950's up to the 80's during the time when my parents owned part of the camp. We lived in two of the concrete huts joined together which was our "bungalow". Over the years I've collected a good deal of interesting information but one thing that I always wondered is why this site was chosen. I have a secret document of 14/03/1942 giving permission for the camp to be built but cant find anything in the local county records regarding planning. The farmer it seems never sold the land to the ministry and was handed the land back after the war complete with all the buildings. Can anybody give an answer please as to how sites were chosen.