Cartoons by POW's in Stalag
1944 - 1945
perspective of the main gate at Stalag Luft 1 drawn by Jack Friend
in his Waretime Log. It shows the large
guard tower at the entrance and the
German war flag flapping in the wind on a summer day.
image for link to art images.
Twice a day this scene was enacted in
all compounds of Stalag Luft One. This is in North One Compound.
Five deep to facilitate Teutonic higher mathematics, each squadron
stood at attention while being counted.
Despite the common
multiple the procedure was more SNAFU than not .. which necessitate
The latter were tolerable in the warmer
months, but with the advent of cold weather,
bone chilling gales would
roar in from the Baltic in the background.
and Get Your Stew - Mess Hall in North 1 Compound at Stalag
This communal mess hall in the North I
compound was the only one of its kind in American Prisoner of War Camps
From it 2,000 men were served two meals daily in four sittings of
500 each. The Red Cross Parcels were pooled and the meals were
for the group. The mess hall also served as a play house,
schoolroom, and church until it burned to the ground shortly
before liberation. Dr. Kuptsow in his narrative describes
working the water bucket
brigade to help extinguish the fire to no avail.
Gruber - a roommate of Lt. Early: Early drew himself on the left
top bunk. On the bottom is Bob Reid. Middle top is Roy Braly.
bunk is Bob Wilkins. Top bunk right, Dick Ketchum. And,
completely sacked out (my usual posture) in the bottom bunk, is myself.
American Bombers over N. Germany
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