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#1 27-01-2015 02:05:47

Rebbaron55
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Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Didn't know where to put this subject, so I figured it would go into publications! I picked up one copy when it first was published and obtained a second about five years later and just recently while looking for other books on the subject found what they are asking for a copy now-between $450 and $500 USD for a copy now in Amazon or Allibris. Whew! Both of my copies are in unused condition and signed by author. One to me which I plan to keep and one to a generic person which is the one I originally obtained. Anyone interested in this subject especially from California but also in the DAK will be very interested as most of the soldiers interviews were men captured in North Afrika! I recently met the author and he said there are no plans to reprint the book sad I plan to list it shortly in the site sales/trade area. cool

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Notice that even in the acknowledgements it has some extremely interesting information about escapees and 25 graves near San Francisco?! big_smile

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#2 30-01-2015 11:18:46

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Hi Barron,
$450-500 sounds a lot. What would possibly justify such a price? hmm


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#3 30-01-2015 12:53:38

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Hi don  It is an extremely rare item and subject compiled mostly from interviews with the German veterans. Next time I see him I will have to ask how many copies did he have published. The writer was the Camp historian for Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) for many years while serving in the military. Camp Cooke became VAFB in 1959 after WW2 and the separation of the US Air Force from the US Army in 1948. Recently all the remaining WW2 buildings were demolished that I know of. I will be visiting there next month and see if I can find anything myself as I worked out there for a while and my father for over 20 years supporting missile launches so I am fairly familiar with the place. Earlier I had found out that the POW cemetery had been repatriated, but I don't know where to-Germany or to San Francisco? Always an interesting endeavor finding the graves of those who served against the USA whether Confederate, Italian or German! cool

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#4 06-01-2017 06:10:51

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Just decided to mention that I had been successful locating where the German veterans buried at Camp Cooke were relocated. They were removed to Golden Gate National Cemetery near San Francisco as I had expected.  cool   Barron

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#5 06-01-2017 18:04:47

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Hi Barron,
Interesting subject. I have on the way a grouping from a German soldier who was in Africa and was a POW at the Fort Reno camp in USA. He acquired a ring and a wallet from the camp and are part of the grouping.


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#6 06-01-2017 18:37:02

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Great books. Smart to have 2. Rich A. in Pa.


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#7 07-01-2017 05:17:19

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Very interesting! Will have to research what there is available about Ft Reno! Information on specific POW camps is rare.   Barron

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#8 27-01-2017 13:47:43

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Great thread. Amazing


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#9 27-01-2017 14:11:24

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Re: Rare Book on WW2 German POWs and the California Prison Camps

Thank you all for the renewed interest in this subject. I still have the second copy but have not seen another available at less than $400 USD. Very interesting about the subject of Italian POWs being allowed to go town Magpie. I had first hand accounts about the subject many years ago from a WWII veteran (Sgt Al Davis) at Camp Roberts while I was in the National Guard. He remembered groups of Italian POWs incarcerated there often being allowed to go to San Miguel for entertainment.

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