King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
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Letter sent to released Prisoners of War, 1918
Many thousands of British soldiers were held as prisoners of war by the Germans. Some men of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment had the misfortune of been captured as early as 26th August 1914, and remained in captivity for the duration of the war. The first German held prisoners of war were released within days of the Armistice signed on 11th November 1918. Those held by the Bulgarians enjoyed their freedom as early as October 1918. Each repatriated prisoner of war received this letter from the King and Queen.
There are a couple of examples in the museum's collection and include the following:
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