Internment Camps: Southern Rhodesia – Camp No.3 (Gatooma)

Internment Camps

Southern Rhodesia – Camp No.3 (Gatooma)

In 1941 interness from Abyssinia and Somalia, and refugees distributed to three additional camps. Camp No.3 was allocated 2,000 people and was located on a 3,000 acre farm five miles south-west of Gatooma. Camp No. 3 used excessive reliance on internees to police themselves resulting in a series of successful escapes.

After the war, the farm was converted to the Cotton Research Board Training Institute.

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Civil Censorship

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