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A diary kept by Captain Stanley Algar while a Prisoner of War at the Milag Nord camp near Bremen.


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Biographical details Captain Stanley Algar, was master of the Agnita when it was sunk by the Germans in 1941 in the Atlantic. Confronted by the powerful German raider, he immediately surrended and not one of the crew was injured. He went into the Milag Nord POW camp and was released by the Welsh Guards just before the end of the war. See National Archives records WO 416/409/7; BT 395/1/991; and master certificate number: 0013562.
Description Detailed and illustrated journal kept as a prisoner of war diary at the Milag (or Marlag) Nord POW camp near Bremen, 1941-45, by Stanley Algar of the tanker MV AGNITA, (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Group), sunk 1941. The first pages contain a contents page and headings include, accommodation; administration; official administration; floor plan of the camp; clothing; canteen; cinema; cmbassy money; entertainment; food; fuel; hospital; health; hootch; library; Milag memories; mail; news; poem titled 'How long'?; parcels; photo; survivors stories; sanitation; stores; ship represented; trading cartoons, and Christmas cards. (Contains some loose pages.)
Date made 1941-1944

Finding Reference JOD/332
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent 1 volume
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