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    • 12 and 3 equals 15

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Bulletin boards; Luggage; Overcrowding
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows three more men being added to his POW camp quarters in room five, even though there is not enough space. Mitchener lists their names, which are John R. Hanzlik [Pennsylvania], John F. Hodges (Tennessee) and...
    • 1945, January 12 - From Memel to Budapest

    • Tanks (Military science); Maps; Calendars
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the oncoming Russian advance into Poland and Germany in January 1945. It is captioned,"From Memel to Budapest" and "Uncle Joe Moves Again." The diarist has drawn a calendar with the date January 12 circled as...
    • A Corner of the Library

    • Shelving; Books; Libraries
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the library at the POW camp. On the top of the page, he has written,"For a little learning is a dangerous thing." Underneath this, he has drawn a picture of books on shelves and...
    • Alvin C. York joins the party

    • Men; Automobiles; School buses
    • Alvin York (center) standing with film producer Jesse Lasky (right of York) and his son Jesse Jr. (left of York) in front of a building in Jamestown, Tennessee. Two other men can be seen talking to the left of York and his associates, and a man...
    • Alvin C. York story -- Jamestown

    • Drugstores; Automobiles; Banks
    • A street in Jamestown, Tennessee. Numerous cars are parked on the street in front of shops and businesses. Businesses in the background include Jamestown Soda Pharmacy, Central Drug Company Drug Store, and a bank building. It is labeled as the...
    • Alvin C. York story -- southside of Jamestown

    • Drugstores; Automobiles; Department stores; Dry goods stores
    • A street on the south side of Jamestown, Tennessee. A number of cars and trucks are parked on the street in front of several shops and businesses. Businesses photographed include International Harvester McCormick-Deering, a dry goods and...
    • Alvin C. York, Lasky, and writers

    • Men; Dogs
    • Alvin C. York standing with four other men. The man to York's right is Jesse Lasky, legendary film producer, who was the primary producer for the 1941 film, "Sergeant York," about York's exploits in the First World War. Lasky's son, Jesse Jr.,...
    • Alvin York and Jesse Lasky

    • Men; Rifles; Forests
    • Eleven men standing in the woods, many holding muzzle-loading long rifles. In the center of the photo, film producer Jesse Lasky stands on the left; Alvin York stands on the right holding his rifle.
    • Anticipation for start

    • Men; Rifles; Forests
    • A photograph of fourteen men standing in the woods, several of them carrying old muzzle-loading long rifles. They appear to be preparing for a hunt.
    • Bars, Inc.

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Barrooms; Stools; Alcoholic beverages
    • This page is a poem, "Bars, Inc." written by "Coyle" and dedicated to "Ivan - POW El Grande." The poem or song is about having a bar in every room of the house. Mitchener has drawn a small picture of a bar with a sign "Home Sweet Home" next to it....
    • Board!

    • Barbed wire; Prisoners; Railroads
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a drawing of two train cars with "40 Hommes 8 Cheveaux"(40 men 8 horses) written on one of the cars. Mitchener writes,"As you approach the 'Zug' [train] Yards - Spremburg---'Board!' Fifty-six men per car--Hardly...
    • Brass

    • Military officers
    • 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.

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