Florida Humanities Council

The WW II Diary of Andrew Hines: Cover


While a prisoner of war, Andrew H. Hines, Jr. kept a diary chronicling his experiences from capture to liberation. He handwrote the diary on the back of cigarette packages and obtained a metal can which another POW fashioned into a case to hold the diary. The can was flattened with improvised “hinges” that held the pages together. The initial “H” is inscribed on the cover.

Full diary transcript

To view previous or subsequent pages in the diary hover your computer mouse over the top or bottom portions of the diary. Buttons labeled “Next” or “Previous” will appear.