Prisoners of War in Crossen on the Oder were allowed to go into the town each week and my father bought these postcards and sent them back to England to his parents.

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Photos taken

at Prisoner of War Camp -

Crossen on the Oder, Poland

by my father, William Cedric Poole - 1916

Some of the other prisoners of war who resided at the POW Camp, Crossen on the Oder. 
 
In 1945 during World War II, the town was conquered by the Soviet Red Army.   After Germany's defeat in the war, the town once again became part of Poland, being east of the Oder–Neisse line.

To pass the time until the war ended, the prisoners were allowed to blacken their faces and make costumes for their variety concerts, so I was told.  Josie