Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WWII POW Camp Oven

Many years after making the movie Dead River Rough Cut with Richard Searls,
I made a pilgrimage back to the area where we did the filming. Getting to the area where we spent a great deal of time with the two woodsmen who were featured in the movie was not such a simple matter. The whole landscape had changed. There were new logging roads, and the remnants of the WWII prisoner of war camp had finally moldered into the forest. I had returned to marvel at the wood-fired bake oven that the Germans had built while they were interred deep in the Maine woods. The irony of my visit was that when I arrived, two bear hunters were unloading Wonder Bread from their pickup truck to bait bear. This was right next to the oven. I know I've shown this photo before, but since the oven is so beautiful and the setting so filled with memories, I wanted to share it with those of you who have not seen it.