World War II POW Camps of Wyoming

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Wyoming's nineteen prisoner of war camps held several thousand incarcerated Italian and German prisoners during World War II. Historical records, photographs and personal stories shared by camp residents reveal details about this little-known part of the state's history. Local agricultural and timber industries utilized POW labor, while positive relationships developed between the camp's civilian area residents and prisoners. Author Cheryl O’Brien recounts the experiences of the prisoners and the intriguing story of how U.S. military personnel, prisoners and residents-in spite of their differences-collaborated to cope with the challenges of life in a POW camp.
ISBN: 9781467143820
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Wyoming
Series: Military
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
O'Brien graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BA in social sciences with an emphasis in history and archaeology. Her article "Camp Dubois, Wyoming: A Legacy of Literature" was published in the Annals of Wyoming: Wyoming History Journal in the fall of 2015. Living in Dubois, Wyoming, with her husband, Bill, she often looks up from her home at the mountains where the former Dubois POW camp was located and thinks about the challenges the camp residents faced at the very isolated timber camp.
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