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A Nondescript Lot of Boys, Men.
By Don AHen.
(Register Staff Writer.)
CLARINDA, IA. — The newest contingent of German soldiers who will get a look at the Iowa way of life arrived recently at the Ciarinda prisoner-of-war camp, one of two located in the state. The other is at Algona.
Captured in Italy, the new prisoner contingent numbering several hundred checked in at the southern, Iowa camp during the night. The men stepped from trains on sidings within a few rods of the camp and were marched under guard behindJ" stockade fences.
Commandant on Hand.
Maj. George W. Ball, commandant, was on hand to get an early glimpse of his new charges.
They came a few weeks after a prisoner group of similar size, but composed mostly of losers in the battle for the Normandy peninsula, arrived at the Algona camp where Lieut. Col. Arthur T. Lobdell, formerly Ciarinda commandant, is in charge.
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