These are two photos I found while my search for Egyptian POWs photos ,these photos were for Syrian POWs heading back to Damascus after spending some time in infamous Atlit prison. The Syrian POWs were too few compared to the Egyptian POWs. They also left the POWs camp before the Egyptian POWs. The Syrian POWs were few because Golan was technically empty from the Syrian army by the 6th of June 1067 thanks to the withdrawal announcement issued by Hafiz Al-Assad and whatÂ precededÂ it from strange decision taken by Al-Assad and his men in Golan. Already the losses of the Syrian army official in 1967 war were 120 officers and soldiers !!!!!!!!
Can please someone tell me what that “W” written on their back meant or referred to ??
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This might be the hebrew letter ‘shen’ as well. But I have no idea what it might stand for.
May be ,I guess that this sign was used to differentiate the Syrians from the Egyptian, Jordanians still I wish what really referred to
It would be for the Hebrew word “shvoo” meaning prisoner. Similar to marking prisoners in English-speaking countries with a “P”.
This makes sense , thanks Wiseowl