December 13, 2009

BACK IN THE "GOOD WAR":

YOU HAVEN'T LIVED HERE UNTIL ...: You've heard about the POWs (Zlati Meyer, 12/13/09, Detroit Free Press)

What? From the War of 1812? Nope, from Germany. During World War II, more than 5,000 German prisoners of war called Michigan home, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

WHY HERE? Michigan was not near either sea coast, where escape would've been easier.

WHERE WERE THEY JAILED? • The most well-known camp was at Ft. Custer near Battle Creek.


HOW MANY GOT TRIALS?: 0

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 13, 2009 6:23 AM
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