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Heritage Day 2019 Theme: Prisoners of war on Bermuda

Heritage Day 2019

Theme: Prisoners of war on Bermuda

The last camps to which Boer prisoners of war were sent during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) were located on the Bermuda Islands. Prisoner camps and facilities were erected on eight of the islands: at Burt, Darrell, Hawkins; Hinson; Morgan; Tucker; Port and Long island. The first group of 963 prisoners of war aboard the S.S. Armenian arrived at Bermuda on June 28, 1901. Thereafter other prisoners of war aboard the S.S. Ranee, S.S. Manila, S.S. Montrose; S.S. Harlech Castle and again the S.S. Montrose arrived at the camps on the Bermuda Islands to eventually form a total of 4,619 prisoners of war. The prisoners of war were held in Bermuda until the war ended.

Guest Speaker: Vicky Heunis
Date: 25 September 2019
Time: 10:00
Location: War Museum Auditorium
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP: 20 September with Dane (dane@anglo-boer.co.za)

There will also be an exhibition about famous artist's artwork done during and after the War, with the War as a theme.

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Posted: 2019/09/17 (01:58:00 PM)


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