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German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945

German POWs on the farm, Houlton, ca. 1945

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In 1944 a major part of the Houlton Army Air Base was made into Camp Houlton, a Prisoner of War (POW) internment camp. It was a violation of the Geneva Convention to force POWs to work but they could volunteer to work. These prisoners were part of a potato picking crew.

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