By Daniel B. Drooz
Utilizing sixteen own interviews, executive files from Germany and the united states, this paintings explores the adventure of yankee POWs who have been held in German focus, loss of life, and slave labour camps. It presents money owed that record the presence of yank POWs in those camps.
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But mostly we got sick. There would be a cup of something else that they called soup. Sometimes there would be something floating in it that we could chew on ... sometimes there would not be. Occasionally, there was something that they called marmalade. It was a kind of a sweet paste. "We were just slave labor. The only thing that we had that identified us was a lot of the guys legs got infected because of the lice. We slept on straw ticking, and it was infested. We could never get rid of the damn lice.
The German infantry engaged us. There was a bazooka man named Sgt. Carry who stopped two or three German tanks to cover our retreat. He was killed. A tank came down the street and up to the house where we were. We jumped out the back window when the Panzer put its 88 mm canon through the front. We jumped right into a squad of German infantry. "We were taken to a barn and interrogated by German SS. He got our attention by pulling out his machine pistol and laying it on the table. He started to ask us questions.
This order was supplemented from time to time, and was effective throughout the remainder of the war, although after the Allied landings in Normandy in 1944 it was made clear that the order did not apply to "Commandos" captured within the immediate battle area. Under the provisions of this order, Allied "Commando" troops, and other military units operating independently, lost their lives in Norway, France, Czechoslovakia, and Italy. Many of them were killed on the spot, and in no case were those who were executed later in concentration camps ever given a trial of any kind.
American Prisoners of War in German Death, Concentration, and Slave Labor Camps: Germany's Lethal Policy in the Second World War by Daniel B. Drooz