My German Prisons by H. G. Gilliland
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Excerpt from My German Prisons: The Story of My Two and a Half Years of Captivity in Germany and My Final Escape, November 14, 1914 April 8, 1917 The writer was appealed to, so constantly and so earnestly, to write his experiences, and was so weary recounting them, that at last he decided to put into print a short account of the happenings within his own personal knowledge during his two and a half years' imprisonment in Germany. He was also encouraged to do so from other and more important reasons. There are countless people throughout the world who have been so unfortunate as to have intimate friends and relatives in captivity in Germany. In the opinion of the writer, these people ought to know, from one who has had a bitter experience, to which these pages will testify, the true conditions under which the wretched prisoners existed. These pages are entirely uncensored and aim at a true record of events, in which there is no word of hearsay, or stories borrowed from...