Receipt for 145 German Marks, 13/5/45, Reception Camp 106, England, Pte T Tunney

‘Here, have some money!’ During the final collapse of the Third Reich as Allied POWs roamed free and the German Army disintegrated, conditions were chaotic in the various villages and towns between the Mulde and Elbe Rivers. My father once told me that in Halle in May 1945 he came across a British ex-POW who was in the process of walking out of a looted bank clutching bundles of Reichmarks. This receipt confirms the story and also the date of his arrival back in Britain at ‘Reception Camp 106’ which must have been an airfield somewhere in the south of the UK.

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