Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May

21

1943

A short spell in the ‘Cooler’

Everyday Life At Stalag Luft Iii Prisoner Of War Camp, Sagan, Germany .
British prisoners of war tend their garden at Stalag Luft III.

I hated the solitude — I cannot begin to describe how much — with nothing to read, nothing to look at, nobody to talk to. Even the food was punitive: a thin round of black bread for breakfast, thin ‘soup’ and a few potatoes for lunch, and another piece of bread in the evening. One lunchtime I had a bit of extra protein in the shape of grubs in the soup. Although very hungry, I passed that one up.