Canada POW / Internment Camp 40 Five Cents


Canada camp 40 originally known as camp A was located in Farnham, Quebec and was opened October 1940 and closed May 1946.  Originally the camp housed civilian internees and refugees from Great Britain.  The camp was temporarily closed January 1942 but reopened in April 1942 to hold enemy merchant seamen that were captured.  In late 1942 the merchant seamen were transferred and the camp was once again closed only to again re-open to hold German officers and enlisted POWs.  After September 1944 it held only German officers until it finally closed.  The chits come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 cents and 1 and 5 dollars.

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