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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Punishments in Stalag XXA

Prisoners of war for breaking stalag rules were sent to a confinement cell. Cells like this functioned in every fort. For example, in fort 13, this cell was dreary and it had no windows, There was no electricity. A slatted bed board jutted out from the wall. There was no toilet just a lavatorial bucket. It was very cold inside because of the drained wall which was placed deep in the outer wall and the prisoner was given only one blanket to cover. Because sleeping in those conditions were almost impossible prisoners of wall often left signs on the walls like: Love to Mum, fish and chips  or thinking of you always.

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