P.O.W.Diaries 1945 April 15 1945 J.H.Hallam Stalag VIIIB

Sunday April 15 1945


Slept, but I was cold during the night. Our blower has been going continually since 8 o'clock this morning. There are two hundred odd men here and only two blowers. Soup was not so bad. We are now having after dinner tea. The bread ration here is 6 to one loaf ( 2 kilo ) and we also got a good ration of sausage. The major brought in some good news :- Elbe crossed in 6 places, we are now 24 kilo from Berlin, and Leipzig has fallen.