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History #7 - WWII - by: James H. Burke
"We spent the night in the cellar of a cafe in Martelange and the next day early were marched to Bigonville where we spent all day in a small building that I would judge to be a corn crib because one could see outdoors between the boards on the side of the building. It was very crowded and cold plus there were other POWs rammed in with us. After dark we were interrogated one at a time in the farmhouse of the property. That night we moved out and walked a great distance to another farm where we were put up in a barn for the night. We then spent the next five months as POWs and marched about 800 to 1000 kms from camp to camp until the war ended in May 1945."

Fünf Mann by James H. Burke.
A revealing account of one POW's tour of Germany Stalags 12A, 2A, 2D, Marlag/Milag, long marches - train ride in boxcars.

First days home from POW camps. I had yet to gain back 50lbs.

1945. I had minor surgery

From right to left:
James H. Burke, 299th Engineer (Hostess behind)
Dick Sloane, 106th I.D.
Joseph Sheets, 101st Airborne
Robert Hurley, 82nd Airborne
Armand LaChance, 299th Engineer
Francis Hurley, 82nd Airborne
The occasion of my 22nd birthday. Lake Placid Club Resort, 8/20/45

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