HistoryPoints News

Jul 25, 2021

From lunch with Churchill to PoW in Wales


Wolfgang von Tirpitz lunched with Mr and Mrs Winston Churchill after tennis in summer 1913. The following summer, soon after war broke out, he was captured and sent to Llansannan (now in Conwy county) with fellow German officers. Winston ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Churchill wrote to the young officer's father, commander of the German navy, to say that Wolfgang was safe and well. The Dyffryn Aled prisoner of war camp included a Spielplatz (playing field) on the river meadows. To see a photo and read about the camp - including the many escapes by PoWs - use your smartphone to scan the new HistoryPoints QR codes where the Dyffryn Aled footpath leaves the main road in Llansannan. Or click here