A propaganda photograph of Frank Craig and fellow inmates, taken in POW camp, Germany, 1940s Item Reference : cny03364
Frank Craig pictured with fellow inmates at a POW camp in Germany. The table was laid for a meal, with a table cloth and flowers, and the men told to sit at it for a photograph. They were then moved out and another group of men took their place for another photograph These pictures were sent home to the UK, to make the British believe that conditions in the camps were far better than they really were. Frank is shown second from the left. Doris Craig joined the ATS in December 1940. Her first posting was to Bournemouth, where she started out doing clerical work, but went on to assemble 'suitcase packs' for the French Resistance, which contained radio transmitters and receivers, power packs and spare parts. She met Barnes-Wallis, and shook him by the hand. Her husband, Frank Craig, had been captured at Dunquerque, and spent three years in POW camps, initially the notorious Stalag VIII B, where he very nearly starved. In 1943 he was repatriated on health grounds as he suffered from asthma, and was sent to Croydon to retrain as an electrical technician. There he met Doris, and they married on Christmas Day 1944.
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