"Copiously detailed and illustrated, by an archaeologist who led a dig at Stalag Luft III." -World War II Magazine
"Germany is not known for its hospitality during World War II. Prisoners of War in Germany
is a look at prisoners of war who were captured during World War II, as the result of many bloody conflicts along the German border. This is the story of these American and BRitish soldiers who lived their lives being forced into hard labor by their enemies, hoping their allies would eventually come to their aid. Illustrated with full color photos, and cartoons from the time, Prisoners of War in Germany
is a vivid picture of the lives these men faced. Highly recommended." -Small Press Bookwatch
"...Prisoner of War in Germany
is a great primer for those not familiar with the experience of the WW2-era prisoners of war in Germany, and it makes this reader speculate whether there would be a similar title about the experience of British, Commonwealth, and American POWs in Japanese camps." - C Peter Chen, World War 2 Database - ww2.db.com
During World War II, German prison camps swelled with Allied Prisoners of War, captured during fierce conflicts, from the Battle of France in 1940 to the bomber offensives over Germany from 1943. This book looks in intimate detail at the life of average private soldiers, beginning with their capture, through the long days as prisoners and hard labourers, to the readjustment to home life after their release. Illustrated with original materials, postcards, and photographs, the author reveals their personal experiences in this intriguing account, including letters to and from home, which disclose some surprising attitudes towards the POWs.