Horst Spies – Photos

Horst Spies – born in Biblis, Germany, 25th June 1922

Profession in country of origin: Joiner

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Germany – one of the ‘Dovercourt Boys’, 1939

Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner's Court, December 1939
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, December 1939
Horst is front left
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner's Court, January 1940
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, January 1940
Horst is in the middle of the middle row on the right
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner's Court, January 1940
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, January 1940
Horst is in the front row, left
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court
Top left, Kitchener camp, Richborough, April 1939
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, April 1939
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, August 1939
Building Turner’s Court
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, August 1939
‘Kamin’ – Horst mentioned to his family that he carved this fire-place surround. The 
Exemption from Internment record gives Horst’s occupation as joiner.
in both pictures above, Horst is on the right-hand side of the photograph
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, circa 1939/1940
Commandant Mr Jones and (presumably) his family
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, Centre image – The Hunt, 1939
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, February 1940
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Social evening, Turner's Court, 8 March 1940
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Social evening, Turner’s Court, 8 March 1940
Above: Horst is playing the mandolin, on the left, in both photographs
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner's Court, Social evening, 8 March 1940
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Turner’s Court, Social evening, 8 March 1940
Horst in bow tie and tails, right
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Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Chiltern camp, 1940
Kitchener camp, Horst Spies, Dovercourt Boys, Chiltern camp, 1940
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