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    • Prisoner's Prayer

    • Poetry; Barbed wire; Prayer
    • This page is a poem,"Prisoner's Prayer." Mitchener notes that it was memorized by a POW from scratchings on the wall in a Vienna transition camp. The poem asks for God's protection for airmen facing "shell, flak, fire, and foe." He writes, in part,...
    • The Front Door

    • Barbed wire; Barracks; Rooms & spaces; Doors & doorways
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the interior of a POW barrack. A row of doors can be seen. Mitchener has written, "On the left - the 'little girls' room' - as you enter...The Front Door. The hall is swept, at...
    • The Food Closet

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Drinking vessels; Pitchers
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of the food closet. A number of cups are hanging from the wall, and a pitcher is on the floor. Mitchener writes, "As you enter the room - life's sustinence (sic) compartment...The...
    • Alvin C. York story -- log barn

    • Rural areas; Country life; Barns
    • A small blonde boy who appears to be between 6 and 8 years of age stands with producer Jesse L. Lasky in front of a small barn with a gabled roof. Both the barn and its roof appear to be in good repair. Hanging on either side of the barn door are a...
    • The Heater

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Playing cards; Stoves; Tables; Stools
    • This page in Mitchener's diary from World War II includes a drawing of a group of prisoners who are passing time by playing cards. They are sitting next to a heating stove that, according to Mitchener, has a six-foot radius. He writes,"There's at...
    • The Kitchen

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Stoves; Kitchens; Pots & pans
    • This page in Mitchener's diary includes a drawing of the kitchen, in which a large cooking stove is pictured. On top of this image, he has written a number of commonly used phrases, including,"shut the d - ' door!" and "The skillet's dirty again!"...
    • Evacuation

    • Rooms & spaces; Evacuations; Barbed wire
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows the barracks as they appeared on January 27, 1945, after a rapid evacuation of the POW camp. The picture shows the interior of a room with everything in disarray. He writes,"As result [sic] on a cold Sat. P.M....
    • Resting a Bit

    • Barbed wire; Rooms & spaces; Prisoners; Windows; Rugs; Furniture
    • This page in Mitchener's diary shows a bedroom in what appears to be a private home. One prisoner can be seen by the bed, resting. Mitchener writes,"About thirteen hours later & 29 km. -- 'Resting a Bit' - In the hamlet of Freiwaldau, the caravan...

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