rations by quietpurplehaze

rations

"On Wed 16-5-45, we saw a ‘Jeep’ come through with two American military policemen. It was great to see someone who could speak our language who had come from ‘outside’. They advised us to stay put. I believe that was the first time I ever saw a ‘Jeep’.

Later on, the Serbs moved out and we had to look elsewhere for food. The only solution was to apply for ration cards from the Town Hall. We did so and saw the Burgermeister who gave us cards for one day. He said we would have to apply daily."

from the PoW diaries of my dad Bert Martin


(n.b. the ration card for 3 days which my dad received, was originally intended 'für Urlauber' = 'for holidaymakers', which I find more than a little ironic.)

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Wow, what a fascinating piece of history.
May 16th, 2016  
Thank you for sharing your dad's personal journals Hazel. We should never forget. Amazing first hand recount.
May 16th, 2016  
This continues to be a wonderful historical journey
May 16th, 2016  
Is this your Dad's handwriting? It is so neat.
May 16th, 2016  
It's amazing to have this. Thank you for sharing.
May 16th, 2016  
Interesting diary entry and ration card information. Great your Dad thought to save it in his diary.
May 16th, 2016  
This gives me the chills!
May 16th, 2016  
So awesome - what a wonderful piece of history.
May 16th, 2016  
So interesting, Hazel.
May 16th, 2016  
@onewing

Yes, he always wrote in that neat cursive script.
May 16th, 2016  
Hazel -- This series of postings is so interesting. Great capture of the diary page and your dad's writing.
May 16th, 2016  
So wonderful for you and interesting for the rest of us -- A fascinating piece of personal history
May 16th, 2016  
Fantastic piece of history!
May 16th, 2016  
Great piece of history, funnily I found my ration card from 1949 the other day.
May 16th, 2016  
Another really interesting shot.
May 16th, 2016  
Cool picture and memory. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
May 16th, 2016  
@juliedduncan

I have to say, Julie, that transcribing my dad's diaries gave me more than the chills....
May 16th, 2016  
Wonderful record from your Dads experiences during the war, his diary entries are so fascinating, thanks for sharing it with us all Hazel:)
May 16th, 2016  
Great reading again, what an experience and still so far from home! Thanks for sharing this marvelous memoir.
May 16th, 2016  
My dad was a WWII Vet. I love reading and learning all about the war. This is very interesting Hazel. You have a masterpiece on your hands.
May 16th, 2016  
Congratulations on making the PP. Well deserved.
May 17th, 2016  
Wow. Amazing story
May 17th, 2016  
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