13 Days: The Chronicle of an Escape from a German Prison

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He Took to the Water

“WITH HIS BUNDLE SAFELY ON HIS HEAD HE TOOK TO THE WATER” (page 205).ToList


13 DAYS

THE CHRONICLE OF AN ESCAPE
FROM A GERMAN PRISON

BY

CAPTAIN J.A.L. CAUNTER

1ST BN. THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

Publisher's Mark

LONDON
G. BELL AND SONS, LTD.
1918


CONTENTS


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


INTRODUCTIONToC

On placing before the public this account of my escape from Germany and some episodes from my life in two prison camps, I feel that I must make clear that it was only due to the fact that I had two definite supplementary objects to attain, that I succeeded in making myself launch out in the following pages.

The first of these objects is to add my quota to the information before the public relating to the treatment and existence of those who, in prisons in Germany, have suffered and are suffering for their country.

My second object is to try to throw a little light on the marvellous spirit of the prisoners as a whole.

Think what it means to be shut up for years under such conditions.

Let me quote the prisoner poet, Lieut. Harvey, who, in Gloucestershire Friends, vividly describes what prison means in the following lines:

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