Kriegie Memories, Page 3.
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[five photographs on this page (3 illegible, 1 of a barbed wire fence and the other of a gentleman] Looking from compound 9 into 8 you can see the material stacked for the new theatre building that we all knew would never be completed. Remember how the Jerrys guarded that wood to keep the boys from stealing it for firewood?
The new structure was erected on the spot where two of our comrades got shot up "a little" one cold night while trying to escape..December 3rd, 1943. "Comrade, please don't shoot!" More shots and then horrible silence broken only by the hoarse breathing of men hugging the barrack floor. One lad in 35B caught one too. Kriegie Memories!
All of you probably recognize the officers' quarters with the Russian barrack just behind? Wonder what the boys are looking for in their paliases? Fleas! Oh No! o fleas in Stalag XVIIB!
There used to be a building on the spot where these boys are. Jerrys tore it down because too many tunnels were being dug from beneath it. Picture above looks north from one of the lower compounds. Right