Guests of the Third Reich

The British Prisoner of War Experience in Germany 1939-1945

Anthony Richards

Guests of the Third Reich

Anthony Richards

Distributed for Imperial War Museum

216 pages | 30 halftones | 5 x 8
Paper $22.50 ISBN: 9781912423064 Will Publish November 2019 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II. Conditions were tough. Rations were meager. The days dragged and there was a constant battle against boredom. The men, but not officers, had to work, often at heavy labor. 

Guests of the Third Reich is a vivid account of daily life for the prisoners, exploring everything from day-to-day mundanities to daring escape attempts. Utilizing the Imperial War Museums’s collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, and recorded interviews, this gripping, poignant narrative tells the story of those in captivity in Germany during WWII in a personal and engaging way. Featuring incredible firsthand accounts from those who were there, along with black-and-white photographs from the IWM's vast archives, this collection offers a rare glimpse behind the fences of these infamous internment camps.
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