Original WWII German POW Made Framed Mirror from Marseille France - dated 1945

Item Description

Original Item: One of a Kind. After the D-Day Operation Overlord Allied Invasion of France in June 1944, the Allies made steady progress across the country, resulting in many captured German soldiers. The same was true after Operation Dragoon invaded the Mediterranean coast in Southern France, liberating many port cities which could be used to supply the Allies as they fought the entrenched German forces.

The German forces decided to retreat, and French forces were able to capture the major port city of Marseille, quickly putting it back into action. The U.S. set up Camp Miramas nearby, which was used to house German Prisoners of War while the war in Europe continued.

This is a lovely wooden framed mirror, made by a German POW, most likely while held prisoner at Camp Miramas. It is marked MARSEILLE / 19 FRANCE 45, and has a shield-shaped mirror in the middle. The frame is made of military plywood, which was then painted red by the maker. It has two black swass on either side of the mirror, and measures approximately 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" around the base, with a height of about 4".

Condition is very nice, and it even still shows the original OD green on the bottom, from the crate it was most likely made of. Very interesting and ready to display!

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