Unending Seige

Canadian POWs

During the First World War nearly 3,000 Canadians, including several dozen officers, were taken prisoner of war. The officers' daily routine, though not inspiring, seems not to have been too difficult:

Wakeup 0800 hrs
Breakfast 0830 hrs
Reading and/or exercise until 1300 hrs
Lunch 1300 hrs
Reading and/or exercise until 1830 hrs
Supper 1830 hrs
Roll call 2030-2100 hrs
Fires out 2200 hrs

These officers had to pay for their meals (about 8 Marks a day, or 15 a month). They were entitled to write two letters and four postcards a month. 73