Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons

Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons

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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443201605, ISBN10 144320160X
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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443201605, ISBN10 144320160X

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Paperback, General Books, 2010, ISBN13 9781443201605, ISBN10 144320160X

Excerpt: ...before. He was threatened with this, that, and some other frightful punishment if he dared to disobey any order in future. The old man, his legs bent and quaking beneath him, listened with a pathetically helpless demeanour. The tears coursed down his face as he shivered beneath the string of oaths, curses, and imprecations that were rained upon him. Many of us feared that he would be condemned for four hours to the tying post, so infuriated was the despot of the camp, but he escaped this terrible ordeal. About four weeks after we had entered Sennelager permission was extended to those who felt so disposed to enjoy the luxury of an open-air bath. Seeing that we never had the chance of more than a wash in the bucket at the pump, and were in urgent need of a dip, we accepted the offer with alacrity. We were escorted under strong guard to a stream some distance from the barracks and were given a quarter of an hour for our pleasure. We hurriedly tore off our clothes and took advantage of every minute to have a roaring joyous time in the water. Thoroughly refreshed we were marched back to camp and told off to our various duties. By this time every man in the camp had been assigned to some particular task. Major Bach did not encourage idleness; it only fomented brooding and moping over our position, was his argument. But he was also a staunch believer in forced labour, which was quite a different thing. Consequently we found ourselves condemned to some of the most filthy tasks conceivable. Incidentally, however, these duties only served to reveal still more convincingly the hollowness of Germany's preachings concerning the principles of health and hygiene to the whole world while herself practising the diametrically opposite. We were commanded to clean out the military hospital. Now, if there is one building among others in which one would expect to discover scrupulous cleanliness it is a hospital, but this accommodation provided for the German recruits...

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Number of Pages: 176
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Talbot, Frederick Arthur Ambrose
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Date: October, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781443201605
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.44 x 0.38 x 9.69 Inches
ISBN-10: 144320160X
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