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Wooden carvings

These figures were carved by a German Prisoner of War held at Stobs Camp, near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, during the First World War.  They tell a story of a prisoner thinking of home.  One carving depicts a German soldier called to the war.  The other, dated 1917, shows a wife on her own at home with three hungry children.  Food is short and the children are clamouring for a piece of bread.  Prisoners produced items to sell, and a Northumberland Fusilier officer on duty at the camp bought these figures.