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Saturday 3 March 1917 - German prisoner delay

Category World War I: Prisoners of War in Evesham
The Evesham Journal
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If reports be true, there has been some fluttering in the dovecotes of Worcester way with regard to the German prisoners who were to have come to Evesham a couple of months ago. The arrangements made by the local committee were practically complete before Christmas, but some of the higher authorities thought that the business ought to be carried through by other hands, and one of the numerous county organisations was entrusted with the carrying out of the arrangements. The matter has been so bungled that the Worcester people are at length aware of the fact that they have made themselves extremely ridiculous, and now they are doing their best to expedite things as much as possible. We learn that there is even a possibility that the prisoners will arrive next week, really and truly, and without any deception whatever. Since the above note was written we have been informed that Captain Sprott has been appointed commandant of the German prisoners who are coming to Evesham. Captain Sprott has arrived in the town, and has conferred with the local committee. We are assured that the prisoners will arrive next week.