HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 cc1824-5W
Mr. Denville

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can give any information about the prisoners of war at Stalag 18A at Wolfsberg, Austria.

Sir J. Grigg

It was reported on 28th April, 1945, that some of the prisoners of war from Stalag XVIII A (Wolfsberg) were being moved by the Germans to Markt Pongau (Stalag 317/XVIII C). Stalag XVIII A was overrun by the Anglo-American Forces and 120 British Commonwealth prisoners of war were recovered there, all of whom were evacuated by 22nd May, 1945. Those prisoners of war who had been marched to Markt Pongau were liberated when that camp was overrun by the Anglo-American Forces. With the exception of stragglers the area of Austria in which these two camps were situated has been entirely cleared of British ex-prisoners of war. Some ex-prisoners from this area have not yet reached the United Kingdom from Italy.