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The untold story of life in the allied camps under the
Sean Londgen has conducted numerous interviews and
reveals a new perspective on life under the Nazis that has
long been forgotten and replaced by the myth of Colditz
and The Great Escape.
Between 1939 and 1945 almost 200,000 British and
Commonwealth Servicemen were held as Prisoners of War
in Germany. Every Allied soldier under the rank of Sergeant
was forced to work 12 hour shifts, six days a week, cutting
timber, quarrying stone, carving ice from frozen rivers and
clearing bombsites. It drove the soldiers to the brink, in
which survival was a daily trial. Many starved to death or
died from disease, others were killed in accidents or at the
hands of their guards.
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A meticulously-researched, utterly absorbing account -- Yorkshire Post
A powerful indictment of the crimes perpetrated against men who
had surrendered in good faith...Never agian, after Mr Longden's excellent
work, shall we see the plight of the POWs as anything other than
unremittingly monstrous -- Daily Mail, Andrew Roberts
A slave is someone who is made to wrok under thereat to his life.
He isn't paid. He is at the will of his masters. It was the same for us. We
were given a bowl of soup and some bread made from sawdust. If you didn't
do as you were told you were shot.
-- Leslie Allen
Sean Longden studied history at university. He has conducted hundreds of interviews with war veterans in his bid to uncover previously untold stories of World War Two. He is also the author of To the Victor the Spoils.
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Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111845295196
Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1845295196