Newfoundland At Armageddon

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“Ah! My head… God I have an awful headache. Where am I? Bloody hell! I'm with the Boches. How did I get here? I remember the explosion and after that…. Nothing. Hey! Stop sticking me in the back with your damned bayonet. Now they're putting us all in a dungeon. We'll never fit in that hole. There's too many of us. How will I sleep? I don't even have a blanket.”

James

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The Battle of Monchy-le-Preux

“We have to repair another road. And now our own guys are bombing us. And I'm getting so weak. Coffee, turnip soup and a bread crust is all I ever get to eat. My back is killing me. My head feels like it's about to explode. The friggin Boches are always at us. I have to get out of here. I should have escaped with Jesseau.”

James

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The Treatment of Prisoners in France

“In Germany, things are a lot better in the prisoner of war camp. I was even able to have a bath. There's a library with books in English and in French. My French is getting better, but not my German. Mother sent me a package with some treats and a clean shirt. It smells of home. I'm so homesick.”

James

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the Prisoner of War Camps

“The armistice has been signed. We're going to be freed. I can't wait for my turn to get out of here. They are starting with the ones who've been here the longest. The French left yesterday. I don't know if I'll ever see them again. The Boches are much nicer with us now. They are also happy that this bloody war is finally over. Let's hope the peace lasts.”

James

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the Prisoners of War