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Camp Ashby

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, January 15, 2019
1. Camp Ashby Marker
Inscription.  Camp Ashby, a World War II prisoner of war camp for German soldiers, occupied more than 200 acres just north of here. Itís headquarters was the main building of the former Tidewater Memorial Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium that had opened on this site in 1937. Among the more than 6,000 men housed in the camp between Mar. 1944 and Apr. 1946 were troops from Field Marshal Erwin Rommelís Afrika Korps and many soldiers captured on or shortly after D-Day. Because of acute labor shortages in the region, prisoners were deployed as agricultural and industrial workers. They earned wages and, the camp provided them with food, medical care, academic classes, church services, a library, and a theater.
 
Erected 2018 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV 28.)
 
Location. 36° 50.614′ N, 76° 7.215′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Virginia Beach Boulevard 0.1 miles east of Thalia Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4424 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach VA 23452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Camp Ashby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 15, 2019
2. Camp Ashby Marker
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of Thalia/Aunt Penny's Park (approx. ľ mile away); Seal of the City of Virginia Beach (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lake Trashmore Bank Stabilization (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pembroke Manor House (approx. one mile away); Old Donation Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Founders and Veterans of Lynnhaven Parish Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Trial of 1706 (approx. 1.7 miles away); “The Brick Church” (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Tidewater Memorial Hospital circa late 1930s image. Click for full size.
Norfolk Public Library
3. Tidewater Memorial Hospital circa late 1930s
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Last updated on February 12, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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