Most People In Georgia Don’t Know About Our Old German POW Camp
What’s interesting when it comes to history in Georgia is that just when you think you know it all, something else pops up. That’s how we felt when we found out about the various German POW camps that used to pepper the state back in World War II. During the war, Georgia military camps and air force bases were all used as internment camps for enemies taken as prisoners. One of those military camps was Fort Benning, a U.S. Army post which is right near the Alabama-Georgia border. Learn all about the history behind this old POW camp in Georgia.
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Did you know about the fascinating history behind this old POW camp in Georgia? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section! Or if you have any other interesting historical tidbits involving Georgia, make sure to let us know.
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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