Prisoner of War
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“For you the War is over.” This phrase, heard by the approximately 450 RNZAF airmen captured in German-occupied Europe during World War Two, marked the beginning of their new lives as Prisoners of War (POWs). Many others were incarcerated in other parts of the world. This meant having to adjust to life ‘behind the wire’, surviving on limited rations, dealing with difficult living conditions & coping with boredom. These objects and archives belonged to or were made by New Zealander PoWs.