British POWs of World War II have been extensively interviewed for this dramatic account of life in German captivity. Some British soldiers and airmen endured long years as prisoners, since many had been captured as early as 1940. while daily mental and physical survival was the primary goal of the prisoners, there were numerous escape attempts, and the Great Escape, the escape from Colditz, and lesser-known operations are all covered here.In a departure from most books on wartime prisoners, German guards have also been extensively interviewed. Ironically, many of these men were army and Luftwaffe personnel who had incurred the displeasure of their superiors and given camp duty as a form of punishment.
War Behind the Wire
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