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 considered one of thousands of POWs interned within the usa in the course of global conflict II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for less than 5 months whilst captured in Tunisia in could 1943. Schmid used to be despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and used to be quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.

Walter Schmid labored in southern New Mexico's Mesilla Valley settling on cotton and harvesting melons along Mexican-American employees. He recollects enjoying trumpet within the camp orchestra and looking at Sunday football video games among the groups of rival POW camps.

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