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    • Joel Barlow

    • Joel Barlow (1754-1812) seated at desk with sheaf of papers in hand. Note below painting, "From the original painting by Chappel, in the possession of the publishers. Johnson, Fry & Co. Publishers, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress AD....
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    • Then follows...Dulagluft

    • Mitchener drew this image during his stay at a German POW camp. The image represents the registration process of prisoners at Dulag Luft, after which they were sent to Stalag Luft III. Eleven names, listed on license plates, are pictured. They show...
    • 1944-1945
    • Our Creed

    • Mitchener wrote this poem in his diary during his stay at a German POW camp. The poem,"Our Creed," explores his ideas and feelings about being a prisoner of war.
    • 1944-1945
    • Contact names

    • These final pages include contact information for four individuals, A. J. Jankura of Cleveland, Ohio; Joe L. Ogan of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Billy Jo [Trice] of Dallas, Texas; and C. Elmer Hicks from Louisville, Kentucky. He has also written, "Ask Olaf...
    • 1944-1945
    • It starts, usually, as…

    • This image was drawn by Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr. in the diary that he received during his stay at a German prisoner of war camp. It pictures an airman, probably Mitchener himself, falling out of the sky in a parachute. His plane has been shot down,...
    • 1944-1945
    • Church Services

    • This is another page of the Christmas program that was given to the POWs at Stalag Luft III in 1944. It includes a dedication page that reads, "The Senior American Officer extends very cordial season's greetings to all officers and men under his...
    • 1944-1945
    • Christmas Eve

    • This is another page of the Christmas program that was given to the POWs at Stalag Luft III in 1944. It includes the lyrics to "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "O Come All Ye Faithful." The program lists carols performed by the "troubador group" on...
    • 1944-1945
    • Theatre Entertainment

    • This is another page of the Christmas program that was given to the POWs at Stalag Luft III in 1944. It includes the lyrics to "Silent Night" and a schedule of the theatrical entertainment from Dec. 20-Dec. 23. Some of the events include "Holiday...
    • 1944-1945
    • Dedication

    • This is the dedication page for Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr.'s journal during his stay as a POW in Germany during World War II. He has dedicated the diary as follows: "To 'Irish': - + and, in spite of everything - Memories of a POW." The "Memories of a...
    • 1944-1945
    • Mothers' Sons, continued

    • This is the last page of "Mothers' Sons," a poem about the sons who don't make it home after the war and the ones who do. Mitchener is aware of his own luck to have survived his air missions, but sympathetic to those mothers who will never see...
    • 1944-1945
    • This Book Belongs To

    • This is the signature page for Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr.'s diary during his imprisonment in Germany during World War II. He has signed it, "H.A. Mitchener 2nd Lt. A.C." The YMCA insignia can also be seen.
    • 1944-1945
    • Contents

    • This is the table of contents page for Hardy A. Mitchener, Jr.'s journal during his stay as a POW in Germany during World War II. He has created his own list, with sections such as "Cellmates," "Our Creed," and "The B-17."
    • 1944-1945
    • The First Package from Home

    • This item, a shipping or mailing label, has been taped in Mitchener's diary. It indicates that a package was sent to Mitchener from his mother, Estelle F. Mitchener, of Nashville, Tennessee. The label has a stamp from a U. S. Censor. In his diary...
    • 1944-1945
    • Kriege's Lament

    • This page (and the following three pages) features a poem or song called "Kriege's Lament," written by Willie Munger. The poem has an a-b-a-b rhyme scheme and is seventeen stanzas long. The subject is the return home of the American POWs to their...
    • 1944-1945
    • Brass

    • This page features a list of signatures from the "Brass," the POWs who were military officers at Stalag Luft III along with Mitchener. The previous page includes autographs of the other men who were in the POW camp.
    • 1944-1945
    • Christmas Time

    • This page has a Christmas program taped to it. The program reads, "Christmas Time Sagan, Germany, 1944." On the top of the page, Mitchener has written, "Our Entertainment - Yuletide --"The remainder of the program is on the following page.
    • 1944-1945

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