095_POW Camp Soccer Team

Title 095_POW Camp Soccer Team
Description A collection of photographs and oral history quotes that document the history of the Prisoner of War camp at Defense Depot Ogden that opened in 1943 and closed in 1946. The oral histories were conducted with widows of German and Italian POWs, former guards, and community members that worked with the POWs.
Image Captions This one Saturday or Sunday, he asked me to go to Salt Lake to watch him play soccer. He said, "My friend's girlfriend is going down there." So we got together, packed a lunch and went down. We took the Greyhound bus to Salt Lake, then took a taxi out to Freemont Park where they were playing soccer. We were still in the taxi and getting ready to pay, when this two truckloads of Italian prisoners drive up. That taxi driver wasn't going to let us out of the cab. He was going to take us back into town. Finally we convinced him we knew what we were doing and he let us go. -Cleone Battisti
Subject Prisoners of war; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoner-of-war camps--Utah; Prisoners of war--Photographs; Ogden Defense Depot; Ogden (Utah)
Digital Publisher Stewart Library, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, USA
Date Original 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date 1940; 1944; 1945; 1946
Date Digital 2006
Type Image/StillImage
Conversion Specifications Archived TIFF images were scanned at 300 dpi with an Epson Expression 10000XL scanner. Digital images were reformatted in Photoshop. JPG and PDF files were then created for general use.
Language eng
Relation https://archivesspace.weber.edu/repositories/3/resources/134
Rights Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes; please credit Special Collections Department, Stewart Library, Weber State University.
Source MS 29 Box 26 Fd 4-5 Special Collections, Stewart Library, Weber State University
Format image/jpeg
ARK ark:/87278/s6nrqp8f
Setname wsu_wwii
ID 99077
Reference URL https://digital.weber.edu/ark:/87278/s6nrqp8f
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