Fort XIII (Wild, David. Prisoners of hope. 1992. London)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Maintaining Britishness in Stalag XXA

Unlike in many other forced work camps, PoWs in Stalag XXA were allowed to maintain their Britishness by reading books or even performing various plays.
Walking and gymnastics were possible in the two courts which, as stated, were sunny and open to fresh air.  The men having expressed a desire for a football, the Embassy representative ordered one from a near-by town, together with some games, playing cards, etc.  Books will be sent from Berlin.  The Y.M.C.A. representative in Berlin who has initiated the start of a larged fenced recreation ground near camp 2.

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