IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN [4&5] Lille

We marched to Fort Macdonald on the outskirts of Lille, into a long, narrow, underground cell … confinement in this dungeon with less…

And The Band Played On

His eyes danced over the words and he couldn’t help shaking. He cried for his wife to come quickly. Shocked she sat in the nearest ch…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 2 / Bullecourt

When the morning sun shone through the stained glass windows, one man was laying across the knees of a large image of the Virgin, fast asle…

Great Uncle Alfred’s Great Adventure!

Well Dad, I think that is all I have to say about how I got hit, and though I haven’t said much, it has given me considerable effort …

Zu Dir

Wenige Worte / berühren die Seele. / Erinnerungen. / Werden wach. / In meinen Gedanken / bin ich weg. / Weit weg. / Ich will. / Raus. / Sch…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN [6,7 & 8] Behind the …

We had to work at road making and railway work within 4km (4,000 Yards) of the firing line. From our billets at night we could see the Brit…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 1 / Prelude

At the request of many of my friends, the following tale is told. The story, of privations and sufferings endured, is neither magnified nor…

Ich liebe

Ich liebe Dich / in Deinen Träumen. / Du findst mich / unter jungen Bäumen. / Ich liebe Dich / im frischen Schnee. / Du findest mich / im k…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 9 / Surprise

The day after I arrived at Dullmen Camp I was agreeably surprised to meet my old mate Jack Wilkins whom I had thought dead.

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 3 / Starved & Frozen

A German M.P. warned us thus; “If any of you attempt to escape you will be immediately shot like the dogs that you are.” because we had be…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 10 / Congenial Mates

When our parcels arrived regularly we found various articles in them that we could barter with to our advantage.

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 15 / Red Cross

Aussie parcels were a splendid ad for the Australian food products. We were being much better fed than our guards and we began to pick up i…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 12 / Farm Work

My mate and I once bailed up a cow and extracted a pint of milk – but alas! We were discovered by the guard. Result; 3days in the cli…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 11 / Camp Life

The Russians -"Russkies” as we called them – were useful for “pinching” whatever we needed. As they received no parcels we had t…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 16 / Goodbye Germany

We were no longer prisoners but our camp was taken over by the Red Cross. Our guards had to protect us from the starving civilians who woul…

Living in Germany – a Personal View

My wife and I came to Germany from England in June. We have come here to live with our daughter, and her family. I suppose you could call i…

Das Wasser fließt

Das Wasser fließt, / es fließt vorbei. / Es nimmt Dich mit, / es macht Dich frei. / Bringt Dich zum Ziel, / bringt Dich nach Haus. / Füllt …

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 14 / Hamburg

I could not get back to the head camp for 4 days so I had to do my last starve in Germany for that period but when I got back I found plent…

IN THE HANDS OF THE HUN 13 / Punishment

The principal punishment imposed on us was starvation which was enforced for the slightest offenses.

Die Erde. Öffnet sich.

Florale Landschaften. / Erscheinen. / Aus dem Nichts. / Im Licht. / Eines ewigen Werden / und Sterben. / Durchbrechen sie die Kruste / de…

Dein junges Lachen

Ronny Falkenstein / 20.05.2013 / For my lovely daughter.

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Dino’s Dad finally picked me up and showed me into town. He made me eat up a thin sausage balanced on a tiny bun, mild mustard, and vinega…

Erinnerung an Gestern

Mein Körper. / Gespannt. / Wie die Saite / einer Gitarre. / Wartet er. / Auf Berührung. / Meine Haut. / Der kleinste Hauch / des Windes. / …

Du hast gesiegt – You´ve won

Der Nebel wandert / durch die Nacht. / Er hat Dir richtig / Angst gemacht. / Du duckst dich, / zitterst, / schaust hinauf. / Die Dunkelheit…

Verantwortung

Kühnheit. / Macht. / Wissen. / Dummheit. / Sammeln sich. / Als Einsen und Nullen. / Passend gemacht. / Die Welt tragbar. / Für die Hosentas…

Gedanken. Wandern.

Die Gedanken der Nacht. / Bewegen sich. / Schemenhaft. / Treffen ihre Schatten. / Aufeinander. / Offenheit berührt zärtlich. / Schüchterne …

Germany

I wrote this poem when I was 12, living in Germany. We lived in front of a forest where I would spend most of my days daydreaming and wande…

The life and death of Isa Koehler

only ten of us were alive. The others had slowly died after the guards left, that or they had tried to escape and find help. Many only got …

Menu

Jumbo, Pizza, Hot Dog and Minute Steak found a babysitter called Chicken Quarter,

Brothers in arms

We’re brothers in arms – united, / Since Chain of Command decided.

Made In GERMANY

Made In GERMANY

Hitler’s Last Day As A Genius

“The rogue canon has been destroyed sir. We killed fourteen men and two women, all in Russian Army uniforms sir

Zwangsimplantation

Der azurblaue Himmel / Und der himmlische Sand / Die Seele sie tanze doch / Verkennbar mit Verstand / Denn wie kannst du entgehen / Mensc…

HALLOWEEN…Germany discovers an Irish Custom…

An old Irish tradition has come to Germany. My childhood wishes became true

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