Photograph showing the arrival of food parcels in a Second World War Prisoner of War camp
1939-1945 Audio tour
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The objects were also symbolic of hope and the humanitarian effort to enhance the lives of the oppressed and victimised. During the Second World War, The Prisoners of War Department assembled and sent out [around]19 million food parcels.
Personally, I was attracted to the photograph due to the expressive smiles and facial features of the prisoners. My favourite prisoner has a gleeful smirk with a cigarette trawling from the corners of his mouth. The photograph captures an emotive and suggestive moment in history. From within the confines of the photograph the prisoners are halted and removed from the horrors and atrocities of conflict.
Audio recording by Amy Robertson (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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