Monument record MYO4524 - PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 11

Summary

The site of a Second World War prisoner of war camp at York racecourse, known as Camp 11. The camp used the pre-existing buildings associated with the racecourse and prisoners were kept in the grandstand. It was all enclosed within a barbed wire perimeter fence. It was used as an internment camp for enemy and alien civilians. It would have been in use between 1939 and 1948.

Location

Grid reference SE 5900 4900 (point)
Map sheet SE54NE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire

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NMR Information:

A Second World War prisoner of war camp at York racecourse in Knavesmire (SE 59 49). (1)

A former Italian prisoner of war who was interned at York racecourse recalls that the grandstand and its associated buildings were used as part of the detention centre and was enclosed by a barbed wire perimeter fence. (2)

1 Prisoner of War Camps (1939-1948) 20th Century Military Recording Project 21
2 World Wide Web page Emanuelli, Ettore; 2004. BBC WW2 People's War: My Years in Internment Camps <<http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/99/a2473599.shtml>> Updated on 29-MAR-2004 [Accessed on 16-MAY-2008]

Related event: (UID 1463376) LANDSCAPES OF WAR RECORDING PROJECT. Measured Survey. 2008 - 2009

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Record last edited

Aug 5 2019 12:13PM

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