POW Diaries 1945 February 25 1945 J.H.Hallam Stalag VIIIB

Februari 25 1945 Sunday.


Sleep warm. Had coffee and three baked spuds for breakfast and a slice of bread and white cheese with salt to taste, and one apple as desert. Dick gets two more loafs of bread. Soup, tasty. Dick and I take a little exercise in the yard: just like “pukka” convicts. We get a treat today; they cook up some porridge in the cookhouse, we got “bukshees” too. Have drink of weak tea, and a slice of btread and honey for supper. Allied Forces rumoured fighting in the Rhur Valley.




Pukka    adjective Anglo-Indian . genuine, reliable, or good; proper.