I've just been reading a slim volume entitled 'They call it 'U-Boat Hotel', concerning the use of Grizedale Hall at Ambleside in Westmoreland as a POW camp (No 1) during WWII (from which Oberleutnant Franz von Werra famously tried to escape). Anyway, two figures mentioned interest me:
i) Hungarian Feldmarschalleutnant Eugen de Bor, who was held there in 1945. The Red Cross Report of the time state he was pining for Magyar language books! Does anyone have any information or photographs concerning this man and his possible service in the Austro-Hungarian Armed Forces?
ii) Oberst Benno Kosch, Ritterkreuzträger, who was Lagerführer at Grizedale in 1946 after the camp had become 'Austrian POW Camp No 1'. Again, does anyone have information about, or photographs of him during, his Austro-Hungarian sevice? Here the information in the War Office Report (23rd February -2nd April 1946) in the book is as follows:
Age 46 years.
Soldier uninteruptedly since 10 years of age.
Leutnant at end of WWI. Bundesheer 1920. Hauptmann 1932. Major 1932. Oberstleutnant 1940. Oberst 1942. Ritterkreuzträger. Commandant Flughafenbereich Oslo March 1945 - Capitulation. Afterwards Flughafenbereich Trondheim to hand over German aircraft to the British.
Any information would be greatly appreciated,