German POWs Perform Plays At Camp Bowie

GERMAN POW PLAY CAST

While our friends Henry Spalding and A.L. Humphrey along with so many other Americans were struggling to find rats to eat in Japanese POW camps overseas, the German POWs on American soil were producing plays every other month at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, Texas.

GERMAN POW PLAY CAST

 Don’t get me wrong. I’m very proud of how we treated these people, and it reminds me that I am sick to death of hearing how bad we Americans are. In a world that loves to talk about the mean old Americans, I like to remind myself of the time when we allowed POWs to entertain themselves with their performing abilities.

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About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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