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Riding Mountain Park Project - 1944
From 1943 to 1946, over 1,000 German Prisoners of War (PoWs) were employed in the province of Manitoba. The first PoWs, 440 of them, were employed at a specially constructed logging camp in the heart of Riding Mountain National Park. It is the camp, known as the Riding Mountain Park Labour Project or the Whitewater Lake Prisoner of War Camp, that will form the focus on this blog but smaller camps located near the towns of Mafeking and Pine Falls will also be included. The last PoW projects in the province involved the employment of hundreds of PoWs in agricultural work, primarily assisting in the Manitoba Beet Harvest of 1946.

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