Many prisoners were captured in Egypt.
In 1942 prisoners arrived at Ozada located on the windswpt Morley Flats about 30 km from Banff.
Ozada where prisoners were held in tents until more permanent structures could be built.
Upon arrival in 1942 prisoners spent their first Canadian winter in WW-I tents.
Their first winter was cold but they had stoves, running water, and bunks with harm covers.
The prisoners were comfortable. The worst enemy for them was boredom.
Prisoners in Camp 132 had large red circles painted on the backs of their shirts.
Prisoners were held at Camp 132, Medicine Hat from 1942 to 1946.
Camp 132 at Medicine Hat held around 10,000 German prisoners.
Prisoners' art work was often traded at the local flea market for food, soap and cigarets.
Prisoner Karl Lehmann was murdered here and four men hung for the crime in 1946.
Playing cards, drawing, painting and carving were the main past time activities.