A German POW in New Mexico by Walter Schmid,Wolfgang T. Schlauch,Richard Rundell PDF

By Walter Schmid,Wolfgang T. Schlauch,Richard Rundell

ISBN-10: 0826333559

ISBN-13: 9780826333551

Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, was once certainly one of thousands of POWs interned within the usa in the course of international conflict II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for less than 5 months whilst captured in Tunisia in may well 1943. Schmid used to be despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and was once quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.

Walter Schmid labored in southern New Mexico's Mesilla Valley opting for cotton and harvesting melons along Mexican-American workers. He recollects taking part in trumpet within the camp orchestra and staring at Sunday football video games among the groups of rival POW camps.

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Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, was once considered one of thousands of POWs interned within the usa in the course of international struggle II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for under 5 months whilst captured in Tunisia in might 1943. Schmid was once despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and was once quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.

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