Prisoners of War

805 WordsAug 28, 20134 Pages
No one goes to war thinking they will be the one captured and tortured by the enemy. As Canadian troops sailed to Europe to join in the fighting of World War Two, they more likely had nightmares about dying tragically, or suffering for days. No one really worried about being captured because war was associated with fighting, guns, winning and losing. A rude awakening came to those captured and taken to the many different concentration camps. Canadian POW's endured very unfortunate experiences in the Second World War. All of which were unnecessary and most of which were against international rules."Canadian prisoners of war are the forgotten men of World War Two" The process in which they suffered plays a significant role in Canadian…show more content…
These soldiers would be more aware of the chance that they too could become a prisoner of war. Striking fear into their minds and causing them to rethink what they are really becoming a part of. More importantly this was just the beginning for these frightened soldiers who faced a unpredictable and scary journey that later became a significant part of canadian history. Dieppe, august 19th, 1942. Captured canadians were marched through the streets of dieppe. . Soldiers had no idea what was really in store for them as they arrived at camps. Hoping for the best because of the international rules but soon realizing in war, no one plays by the rules. "The conditions in which the prisoners of war lived, were inhumane" Each camps conditions varied slightly, but overall "The camps were, in short, a living hell." Often the camps; were surrounded by barbed wire, toilets were non-existent, up to 200 men were to sleep in the same petite hut, millions of bugs crawled around waiting to bite and the brutalities that occurred will give you nightmares. The conditions were so bad POW's often pondered the idea of
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