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Prisoners of war books

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Escaping Has Ceased to be a Sport A Soldier's Memoir of Captivity and Escape in Italy and Germany by Frank Unwin Escaping Has Ceased to be a Sport A Soldier's Memoir of Captivity and Escape in Italy and Germany

Account of POW life in Italian and German camps and the infamous Winter March.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2018

The Kaiser's First POWs by Philip Chinnery The Kaiser's First POWs

Features first hand accounts from the Kaiser's POWs & compares the glib nature of propaganda to the real-life evidence written by the prisoners themselves
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Wartime Captivity in the 20th Century Archives, Stories, Memories by Anne-Marie Pathe Wartime Captivity in the 20th Century Archives, Stories, Memories

In recent years, wartime captivity has taken on new urgency as a historical topic. This wide-ranging volume brings together an international selection of scholars to trace the contours of this evolving research agenda, offering fascinating new perspectives on historical moments...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2016

The Conjuror on the Kwai The Incredible Life of Fergus Anckorn by Peter Fyans The Conjuror on the Kwai The Incredible Life of Fergus Anckorn

The Conjuror on the Kwai is the incredibly moving story of Gus Anckorn, a British soldier who was captured by the Japanese and held for over three and a half years.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2016

British Concentration Camps A Brief History from 1900 - 1975 by Simon Webb British Concentration Camps A Brief History from 1900 - 1975

Describes in detail the concentration camps run in Scotland, which held Jews, communists and homosexuals.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2016

Faith, Hope and Rice Private Fred Cox's Account of Captivity and the Death Railway by Ellie Taylor Faith, Hope and Rice Private Fred Cox's Account of Captivity and the Death Railway

A superb example of the very marketable Japanese POW genre.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2015

Beyond Surrender Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century by Joan Beaumont, Lachlan Grant, Aaron Pegram Beyond Surrender Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century
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Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian behind-the-wire...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2015

Beyond Surrender Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century by Joan Beaumont, Lachlan Grant, Aaron Pegram Beyond Surrender Australian Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century
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Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender presents for the first time the diversity of the Australian 'behind-the-wire'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2015

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The Kaiser's Escapees Allied POW escape attempts during the First World War by Philip Chinnery The Kaiser's Escapees Allied POW escape attempts during the First World War

Covers the attempts by Allied PoWs to escape giving a detailed insight into many lives held in captivity
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2018

Survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki by Jim Brigginshaw Survival on the Death Railway and Nagasaki

A classic first hand account of life and death as a POW on the Burma Railway.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2018

Other books in this genre

Honey Bucket Charlie by Lewis H. Carlson Honey Bucket Charlie

Based on a series of one hundred pen and ink drawings by Captain Benjamin Comeau, a POW at Camp #1 in Korea from 1950-1953, Honey Bucket Charlie contains letters Comeau wrote during his time in the prison camp, as well...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2015

Lists of Places of Internment by Anon Lists of Places of Internment


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/03/2014

Reassessing the Japanese Prisoner of War Experience The Changi Prisoner of War Camp in Singapore, 1942-45 by R. P. W. Havers Reassessing the Japanese Prisoner of War Experience The Changi Prisoner of War Camp in Singapore, 1942-45

Popular perceptions of life in Japanese prisoner of war camps are dominated by images of emaciated figures, engaged in slave labour, and badly treated by their captors. This book, based on extensive original research, shows that this view is quite...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2012

Sandakan A Conspiracy of Silence by Lynette Ramsay Silver Sandakan A Conspiracy of Silence


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2011

The Real Tenko Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese by Mark Felton The Real Tenko Extraordinary True Stories of Women Prisoners of the Japanese

The mistreatment and captivity of women by the Japanese is a little known and poorly documented aspect of the Second World War. In The Real Tenko, Mark Felton, who has a fast growing reputation as an authority and author on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2011

The Enemy in Our Hands America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror by Robert C. Doyle The Enemy in Our Hands America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror

Revelations of abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay had repercussions extending beyond the worldwide media scandal that ensued. The controversy surrounding photos and descriptions of inhumane treatment of enemy prisoners of war,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2011

Threat Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel by Abeer Baker Threat Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel

Highlights the plights of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israel. Includes contributions from current and former prisoners.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/05/2011

Threat Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel by Abeer Baker Threat Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel

This is the plight of the thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israel
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/05/2011

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