Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Boredom Must Have Been Overwhelming
This rare color photograph, from May 1945, only days after the war’s end, shows recently-surrendered German soldiers interned in a British Prisoner Of War Camp in occupied Germany.
Hundreds of thousands of German soldiers spent weeks and weeks in such open-air camps before they were discharged and allowed to return to their homes.
The many dugouts must be beds the soldiers created for themselves. It must have been warmer sleeping in dugouts than on flat ground.