A most unusual relic!
Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:29 AM
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:49 AM
You sure have a keen eye to see the sheild and then have the insight to think about how it was hung, and then go find the hanger! Very impressive and a great piece to add to your collection.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 12:40 PM
Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:47 PM
There were so 3 located close to were I live.
My wife and myself are working on a book about POW Camps
in Northern Illinois.
Back in the early 60's when I was in the Boy Scouts I slept in
one of the old POW barracks at Camp Pine.
Went there last year, the barracks are long gone but the base of
the fireplace was still there.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:18 PM
On the northwest boarder of what is today Mount Prospect is a Cook County forest preserve. On the eastern side of the Des Plaines River (near the intersection of Euclid and River Road) was a WWII German POW camp called Camp Pine. Around 200 German soldiers were held here through the war, living in 5 barracks with a mess tent. Many of them worked outside of the camp at local farms and some worked at Pesche's flowers. After the war, the buildings from this camp were used by girl and boy scout troops.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:56 PM
When they had finished picking the beans then the corn they would work in this canning plant.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:01 PM
He was the censor for the newspapers he would deliver to the camp for the Germans to read.
He became quite close to a few of the German POW'S
Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:11 PM
The women decided she didn't want it so Mr. Fenzel ended up owning it.
In our research we spent a couple hours taking with Mr. Fenzel .
He drove my wife and myself around and showed us different farms the POW'S work at.
He was a GREAT help and just a real nice gentlemen.
Edited by grenadebaron, 28 January 2009 - 08:12 PM.
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