May 24–25, 19145

may 24 — Johnny, Joep, Get and I drove over to 8 C.G.H. at St. Michels Castle and attended Marg Lates reception. Saw Helen Bright, Shorty Erswell and Neil, then started for Tilburg where we visited my old billet, and then drove home later in the evening.

May 25 — Jackie started to school at ’s-Hertogenbosch. In the evening we caught the cat who had eaten one of his canaries so we drowned it. I wrote a beautiful poem “In Memoriam”

A black slinky creature
Hunting birds on our lot
Became terribly careless
And so he got caught
Now out in the garden
Neath a rose bush he lays
And the motto is this
“That crime never pays”

Tomorrow evening we start back to Germany. I wonder what my orders will be when I again reach Army H.Q.

 German prisoners-of-war preparing to return to Germany, Harlingen, Netherlands, 25 May 1945. LAC.

German prisoners-of-war preparing to return to Germany, Harlingen, Netherlands, 25 May 1945. LAC.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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