POW pay cut set for review

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The Independent Online
The Ministry of Defence last night announced there will be a review into the claims by thousands of British Prisoners of War from 1939-1945 that the Treasury cut their pay by pounds 20m while they were held in German and Italian camps. Their demands for back pay will be raised in the Commons today by Sir Michael Marshall, the Conservative MP for Arundel.

The Government deducted pounds 10 a week from the pay of officers held in German POW camps and over pounds 20 from officers in Italian camps as it believed the money was being paid by their captors to British officers. Most POWs did not receive money from the Germans. Colin Brown