Submitted by:Jeff Roe

CHRISTMAS EVE 1944   Pvt. Clyde Barker, Olive Hill, Ky., former 36th 
division rifleman, was a prisoner of war in southern Germany. Captured
France in August, 1944, he was working on a German farm on Christmas Eve. 
He says:

"They made us cut timber for the farmer. On Christmas Eve I was hauling a 
wagon load from the forest. Back in our room they put the lights out at 9 
o'clock, but we kept on  talking, rather quietly, in the darkness. They 
didn't let us sing."

Submitted by: Glen Haney

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