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Author Topic:   Reasonable Explanation Sought
obvious Child
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Message 1 of 5 (468530)
05-29-2008 11:02 PM


What's a reasonable explanation for why a prisoner of war would gain weight when every other prisoner lost significant weight during their times as POWs?
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Message 2 of 5 (468537)
05-29-2008 11:52 PM
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05-29-2008 11:02 PM


Cannibalism?

Moose

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Change ID.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : Remember to actually change ID, and not just post "reason for edit" message.


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Message 3 of 5 (468542)
05-30-2008 12:20 AM
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05-29-2008 11:02 PM


They fed him more.
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Perdition
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Message 4 of 5 (468545)
05-30-2008 12:56 AM
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05-29-2008 11:02 PM


A nefarious plot to sow resentment among the POWs so they focused their anger on the one getting special treatment?

Or more rats in his cell.

Perhaps a combination of the two.


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Perdition
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Message 5 of 5 (468546)
05-30-2008 12:59 AM
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05-29-2008 11:02 PM


A serious explanation would be just as Randman said...he was fed more.

The reasoning might be more determinable if we know more about the circumstances. Back during the colonial period in Europe. Many of the countries abided by the Rules of War, whereby an opposing military commander was afforded the respect such a commander had earned. He would usually be placed in a relatively nice cell, be fed well, and even given the opportunity to write letters home. The men weren't treated as well, but even they were given the necessities of life. Quite often, all POWs were released as part of the accords signed to end a war.


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