- Newly liberated British POWs sit on the grounds of Stalag XIB [Eleven B], a camp outside Fallingbostel.
The original caption reads, "On April 16th the first Prisoner of War Camp containing British prisoners was liberated by advancing tanks of the British Armoured Brigade. The camp is Stalag 11B just south of Fallingbostel, which is about 10 miles southwest of Soltau."
The liberated prisoner at the back left is probably Vincent J. Riccio, an American POW and Technical Sergeant ,flight engineer/gunner in the US Army Air Corps. After his airplane was disabled, he was sent to Stalag Luft IV and then taken on a forced march to Fallingbostel where British prisoners helped care for him.
1945 April 16
- Fallingbostel, [Lower Saxony; Prussian Hanover] Germany
- Photo Credit
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eric Fenton