Talk:Bowmanville POW camp

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Why the list of names?[edit]

Wikipedia is not a directory of miscellaneous information. Millions of people were prisoners in one camp or another in WW2, and in general we do not list every person who was an inmate or guard, any more than we list every sailor on every ship, or every soldier in every regiment. The only ones who should be named in this article are those who somehow were the subject of secondary coverage, perhaps for rebellion or escape attempts, or who were notable for something other than being a POW. Edison (talk) 17:06, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Merge discussion[edit]

The content of Battle of Bowmanville should be merged into this article. With reference to WP:MERGE, there is large overlap in the topics in the two articles, and duplication of content at Battle of Bowmanville that could be moved here. The resulting combined article would not be too long or unwieldy, since there is already a sub-section for the battle with much of the same content in the article here. --papageno (talk) 17:27, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

  • I disagree. I understand your point, but the "battle" is more notable than the camp itself. As far as Im concerned, the info should be in the Battle of Bowmanville article and there doesnt need to be a Bowmanville POW camp article. Just my opinon though :)--$1LENCE D00600D (talk) 09:07, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose merge. It seems worthy of a separate article. Cheers! --24.112.187.219 (talk) 21:35, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose merge. External sources seem to include enough information to warrant separate articles for each of these. Both of these articles (especially Bowmanville POW). There are lots of details missing in the current article --Cat Hurst (talk) 17:10, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Additional escape (attempt)?[edit]

By accident, I found this article from "The Pittsburgh Press" from May 6, 1942. It mentions another escape attempt. Or is that one already listed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.171.108.130 (talk) 22:32, 8 June 2016 (UTC)