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    Canada- Lethbridge, AB Internment Camp 133 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 50¢, $1, $5 ND (ca. 1942-45)
    An Internment Camp in Lethbridge during WWII was not the only time one was located there. During WWI a camp was situated at the Lethbridge Fair Grounds from September 30, 1914 through November 11, 1916. By November of 1942, Lethbridge received 13,341 POWs. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat were by far the largest camps in Canada. The camp in Lethbridge was a city by itself. The camp was divided into six sections each with dormitories, mess halls, kitchens, and entertainment facilities. Prisoners enjoyed the same housing and rations as the Canadian armed forces leaving many Lethbridge residents resentful because their rations were much stricter. Some prisoners were called to work on local farms since so many young Canadian men were called away to war. For their labor prisoners were paid fifty cents a day. As the war drew to an end so did the need for Camp 133, and it closed in December of 1946.
    This wonderful collection of camp money includes every issued denomination except for the 25¢ from here. Many carry an impressive catalog value and the grades are in many cases exceptional give their size. Here is breakdown by denomination and grade: 1¢ PCGS About New 50, 5¢ PCGS Apparent About New 53 (writing on back), 10¢ PCGS About New 50, 50¢ PCGS About New 53, $1 PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ, $5 PCGS Choice About New 58.
    From The Ruth W. Hill Collection


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