Kriegie Memories, Page 22.
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One of the ways we used to fool the Jerrys was to have a small boy stand on the feet of a big tall boy inside his overcoat. Jerry never did catch on to this, but he sure blew his top when the number kept changing each time we were counted. To the left is the "chow tub." 136 men had to divide one tub of soup equally. Remember the worms and bugs in that greasy soup? Sometimes, if a man was lucky, you found a piece of meat, but men have been known to find every thing from teeth to eye- balls. You might not want your soup then, but if you didn't someone did. Right is a good shot of a barrack window with he ever present cardboard panes. Note the "Klim" can. The can that we used for a cup, soup bowl, water glass, wash bowl, shaving cup and so on Below are three of our "sanitators" or to you- medics. We owe a lot to them and to the sergeant Harry Vozic who took over the 1,300 boys when we first came to XVIIB and doctored us until our officer doctors arrived in December, 1943. We always wondered who he really was altho his English was perfect so was his French for he was a French general! Every country has its good and bad. Of the good in this world he was of the best. Red Cross boxes and wooden too! Ah! Brew material! For myself and the boys, we thank the Red Cross and Y.M.C.A. and any other organization that sent us food and clothing that we need so badly.