Sources of labor during World War II, including German and Italian POWs
Tape 1, Side A
Consultant said cotton and alfalfa was grown during World War II. She told of utilizing German and Italian POWs delivered to the farm from Canutillo and guarded by an American soldier. She said they mainly thinned the cotton crop and asked why so much had to be planted, only to be thinned. She states that Italians were happy-go-lucky and the Germans more serious. The Italians sang a lot and seemed to be happy in their work whereas the Germans tended to analyze everything. She thinks they used braceros starting in 1945. They maintained housing for the farmhand and laborers. She feels her husband was satisfied with their work or would have spoken about it.