Along the Shore Line
German War Ship Carving


Description
Creator:
Unknown German Soldier
Media Type:
Object
Description:
This wooden ship was carved by a German prisoner of war during the Second World War. A Prisoner of War Camp, called Camp Angler, was set up in Northwestern Ontario, where Neys Provincial Park is now situated. The prisoner gifted the ship carving to Canadian soldier John Malyna, who was stationed at Camp Angler in 1945. The word "Kriegsgefangenenlager", which is written on the ship's base, is the German word for Prisoner of War camps.
Inscriptions:
Kriegsgefangenenlager
Neys
Date of Publication:
1945
Dimensions:
Length: 21 in
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
M0092
Language of Item:
English; German
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 48.7834
    Latitude: 48.7834 Longitude: -86.58323
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Schreiber Heritage & Tourism Committee
Email
Agency street/mail address

Winnipeg Street

P.O. Box 368

Schreiber, ON P0T 2S0

1-807-824-2419

German War Ship Carving
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German War Ship Carving


This wooden ship was carved by a German prisoner of war during the Second World War. A Prisoner of War Camp, called Camp Angler, was set up in Northwestern Ontario, where Neys Provincial Park is now situated. The prisoner gifted the ship carving to Canadian soldier John Malyna, who was stationed at Camp Angler in 1945. The word "Kriegsgefangenenlager", which is written on the ship's base, is the German word for Prisoner of War camps.