Jack Calder - Learning German
Sergeants weren't permitted to do anything. We had to just stay there. We would play cards, we'd do certain things. One thing that we did do was learn German, and that was done by this... We had, in the first camp that I went to in Germany, there was an ex-intelligence sergeant out of the British army who could speak many, many languages very fluently, and he taught us all the fundamentals of the German language sufficiently enough to get yourself a feed, to get yourself a drink, something of that nature if you ever wanted it.