The Resource Oral history interview :, Albert Moreman ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Oral history interview :, Albert Moreman ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Albert Moreman ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Albert Moreman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Albert Moreman, American enlisted POW guard at Camp 8, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. at the end of World War II (1944-end of '45). Recalls experiences during the war: drafted as an infantryman; and injury leading to training and assignment as a military guard in the States. Describes in particular his experiences as a guard at Camp 8, then being used as a POW stockade for German prisoners. Describes the Camp, makeup of the guard units; the German enlisted men; and general life at the Camp: transportation of prisoners; their work at camp and local farms (cutting pulpwood and working at local orchards); punishment; and entertainment (German burlesque shows). Recalls particular incidents: prisoners hiding food in stove pipes, the food strike, and giving them food; and altercation with an apple orchard owner who was cheating the government. Recalls a couple of prisoners whom he knew on a personal basis; the camp officers and their wives. In general, remembers World War II experiences as a military guard in the States and in particular at the Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake Camp
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed in May, 1991 at Stuarts Draft, Va
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Albert Moreman
Runtime
45
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-8.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Albert Moreman ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (paper, interviews and newspaper transcripts). Call no.: SD428.G46 H57 1991
  • Forms part of: A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by David Benavitch on video and audio tapes, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 16-1 through 16-13, Boxes I and II. (Videotapes and audiotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-2 through no. 16-11 for the following interviewees: Larry Ballard, Karl Baumann, John A. Betterly, James Blackwell, Jack Branch, Roger Bryant, Albert Moreman, Hans Schagus, Edward Van Fossen, and Mark E. Wolfe). Videotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-12 through 16-13 for the following interviewees: Frank Haga and Garland Priddy
Accompanying material
1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (6 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41346401
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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