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Harperley POW Camp

Harperley POW camp is a WWII prisoner of war camp initially built to house Italian prisoners captured during the campaigns in North Africa. Then, after 1943, German prisoners that were considered to represent less of a risk were moved in to replace the Italians whose country had ceased hostilities with the allies. Although dilapidated, the camp is a highly evocative window on a time not so long ago when priorities, hopes and aspirations for inmates and locals were very different. The camp is a scheduled monument and is under the protection of English Heritage.