Second World War Fall of France 1940 believed British Prisoner of War made in Germany hand made needlework pouch bearing the symbol of the Red Cross, giving the man’s initials: ‘CSE’ and his Prisoner No.4224, stating that he was taken prisoner of war at Bussang on 22nd June 1940, this in fact being located in the Vosges region of northeast France, and, despite the use of the english language wording in the needlework, would more likely suggest a French prisoner serving with the French 63rd Infantry Division which surrendered at Bussang on 22nd

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Condition: some evidence of age, overall Good Condition.
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Second World War Fall of France 1940 believed British Prisoner of War made in Germany hand made needlework pouch bearing the symbol of the Red Cross, giving the man’s initials: ‘CSE’ and his Prisoner No.4224, stating that he was taken prisoner of war at Bussang on 22nd June 1940, this in fact being located in the Vosges region of northeast France, and, despite the use of the english language wording in the needlework, would more likely suggest a French prisoner serving with the French 63rd Infantry Division which surrendered at Bussang on 22nd June 1940. The needlework goes on to detail places to the owner was held, namely Mulhouse 5th July, Cerney 10th July, Freiburg 20th July, Stalag VB at Yillingen 22nd July, Stalag VC at Heilbronn 6th September and then Liebenau from 13th February 1941. The only indication that this was made by a British soldier is the work ‘Prisoner’ - the French version would be Prisonnier. Possibly made by a British liaison soldier serving with the French units.

Condition: some evidence of age, overall Good Condition.