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Farm work party while prisoners of war."

Gross Lunau, Poland

March 1943

see 7.239 for Eric Hayes' memoir, "About me in a Nutshell", which describes his experiences as a prisoner of war in Poland.


Jock McDonald taught me to play the accordion, although before the war I had played a smaller one. Jock was in a dance band and was a good saxophone player. We had a lot of fun playing together evenings and weekends.

We played all the popular pre-war hits. We were not allowed radios and had to find our own entertainment. We were not allowed to sing the national anthem, "God save the King". Instead we sang "Land of Hope and Glory" as our national anthem.

Author: Hayes, John Eric, 1918


Year = 1943

Month = March

Event = Historic

Gender = Male

People = Group

Work = Military

Extra = Formal Portrait

Extra = WW2

Extra = 1940s

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