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By Walter Schmid,Wolfgang T. Schlauch,Richard Rundell

ISBN-10: 0826333559

ISBN-13: 9780826333551

Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, used to be one in every of millions of POWs interned within the usa in the course of global warfare II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for less than 5 months while captured in Tunisia in may well 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.

Walter Schmid labored in southern New Mexico's Mesilla Valley settling on cotton and harvesting melons along Mexican-American employees. He remembers 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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