Fifty years after the arrival of German prisoners of war in Florida their story is still little known.1 Admittedly their presence was minimal since only about 4,000 out of the 378,000 German prisoners who spent time in America were detained in the state. Florida was one of forty-five states with POWs, and the base camp at Camp Blanding, with its fifteen side camps, was only one of 155 base camps in the continental United States.
Billinger, Jr., Robert D.
"The Other Side Now: What Blanding Prisoners of War Told the Wehrmacht,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 73:
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