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Lieut. H. Baker served with the 3rd Vol. Coy., 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers, was taken prisoner in Oct. 1916 and sent to Strohen Prisoner of War Camp, Germany. Letter from Burnley, England, enclosing a account of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany and his recollections of Australian prisoners of war, 1916-1918.

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