Prisoner of War Work Jacket
Crew from the captured German merchant ship Weser were issued conspicuous prisoner of war clothing after they were brought ashore at Esquimalt, British Columbia.
This denim jacket, worn by Kurt Gunzel, has a large red "target" circle sewn into the back, which could not be removed without leaving an obvious hole. Sent to a camp near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Gunzel spent six years interned in Canada. His experience was positive enough that he decided to return to Canada in 1951, spending 37 years as a groundskeeper at the Guild Inn in Scarborough, Ontario.
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