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Prison food

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The rice, of course, was full of maggots. You could tell when you picked it up there was little black spots in it and that was the head or the front part of one of those maggots. I don't know where the maggots came from, from flies or what they came from. That would turn your stomach anyway. You try to pick it out and pick it over but it was hopeless. And the soup with the greens in it, was another thing that... It was food and I guess there was a little bit of vitamins in the greens, I don't know, but there was certainly none in the rice that I know of except water and that was the other thing, of course. They kept everybody awake there, they were running to the urinal every half hour or so because the rice, that's all it was, it was water and the soup was the same thing except for that little bit of greens.

Mr. Agerbak tells us what the prison food was like while in captivity.

Borge Agerbak

Borge Agerbak was born in Odense, Denmark and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1927 to a small town in southern Manitoba called Pilot Mound. Mr. Agerback worked on the farm until war broke out in 1939. Along with his two brothers, he decided to join the Winnipeg Grenadiers.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
July 17, 2013
Person Interviewed:
Borge Agerbak
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
Hong Kong

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