Wolfsberg 2017

Saturday morning at the Stalag 18A site


Saturday morning dawned bright and hot as our coaches picked us up from the hotels for the short drive to the location of the Stalag 18A camp. I had this great idea of a guided walk-through from the site of the main gate to the British & Commonwealth sector. Well, that didn't work out! I hadn't accounted for the traffic using Lagerstrasse and the size of our group. Rather than get anybody knocked down, we moved down Arlingbachweg where I tried to address the crowd. Unfortunately I was now competing with noisy machinery and the first cries of 'Can't hear you, Ian!' were heard. So I finally got to say something whilst standing on the steps of a local Night-Club, much to the puzzlement of a cleaning lady. After that auspicious start, all plans were reassessed and we walked down to what had been the centre of the Stalag where a few more words were shouted and finally up to the corner of the camp to look at the information board erected in 2013. Despite Bronnie and Mick's efforts, we got everybody back on the coaches and set off for Klagenfurt and lunch.


Arrival at the camp site 2017camp02 2017camp03 2017camp04 2017camp05 2017camp06 Addressing the troops 2017camp08 2017camp09 2017camp10 2017camp11 2017camp12 2017camp13 2017camp14 2017camp15 2017camp16 2017camp17 Walking down to the British sector 2017camp19 2017camp20 2017camp21 2017camp22 2017camp23 2017camp24 2017camp25 2017camp26 2017camp27 2017camp28 2017camp29 2017camp30 Corner of Lagerstrasse 2017camp32 2017camp33 2017camp34 2017camp35 The information board 2017camp37 2017camp38
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Saturday lunch

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