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Wartime Britain comes to life for anyone visiting the former POW barracks at Eden Camp – a fascinating and constantly expanding museum that captivates everyone, from former inmates to school children. Manager, Nick Hill, takes us on a whirlwind tour.

In early 1942, a small contingent of army personnel arrived at Malton, midway between York and Scarborough in North Yorkshire. Their task was to construct a barbed wire enclosure and erect tents to house the steady flow of enemy prisoners of war captured in North Africa.

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