Although WWII was fought in the Pacific and European theatres, captured German soldiers were held at prisoner camps in southern Mississippi. Large tents provided housing for these POWs while in captivity. Today, few relics remain from this old prisoner camp. The US Forest Service recognizes the POW Camp Recreation Area as a reminder of the war's history.
POW Camp Road, situated in the De Soto National Forest, provides access to this historic site. Camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing now replace the other more austere activities from the 1940s. The only signs left of the old POW camp are large concrete ammunition storage bunkers.
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