ISBN-10:
1476662355
ISBN-13:
9781476662350
Pub. Date:
05/31/2016
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
The Fort McClellan POW Camp

The Fort McClellan POW Camp

by Jack Shay
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ISBN-13: 9781476662350
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jack Shay is a former journalist and retired writer/public speaker for the federal government. He has previously written four historical books and one historical novel. He lives in Vestal, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

Introduction 7

1. Some World War II Background 9

2. Anniston and Fort McClellan 14

3. First Arrivals in the POW Camp 19

4. Descriptions of the POW Camp 27

5. Life in the POW Camp 42

6. The POWs: Who Were They? 62

7. POW Work Details 67

8. The Artistry of the POWs 82

9. P.o.W. Oase—The Camp Newspaper 96

10. Negative Aspects 112

11. The American Military Camp 121

12. Life in the American Military Camp 130

13. Civilian Lodging for the Americans 146

14. Interaction Between Captives and Captors 152

15. Vendettas Among the Victuals 163

16. Signal Moments at McClellan 168

17. The Closing of the Camp 177

18. Friendships Forged: Postwar Correspondence 189

19. The POW Cemetery 195

20. Remembering the Fort McClellan POW Camp 205

Epilogue 211

Appendix A: The Alfred Arens Reminiscence 217

Appendix B: The Erhard Eifler Reminiscence 220

Appendix C: The Rita Wells Memoir 222

Chapter Notes 227

Bibliography 236

Index 245


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