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By Oliver Clutton-Brock

This broad booklet is split into elements. the 1st, which has eighteen chapters, bargains with German POW camps as they have been opened, in chronological order and to which the Bomber Command POWs have been despatched. each one bankruptcy comprises anecdotes and tales of the lads within the camps - trap, break out, ailment, and homicide - and illustrates the awfulness of captivity even in German fingers. approximately one in each twenty captured airmen by no means lower back home.

The first half additionally covers matters reminiscent of how the POWs have been repatriated through the struggle; how they lower back at war's finish; the RAF traitors; the struggle crimes; and the important significance of the crimson pass. the fashion is a component reference, half gripping narrative, and the e-book will right many historic inaccuracies, and comprises formerly unpublished photographs.

The moment half includes an annotated checklist of ALL 10,995 RAF Bomber Command airmen who have been taken prisoner, including a longer creation.

The elements jointly are the fruit of exhaustive study and supply an enormous contribution to our wisdom of the struggle and a different reference paintings not just for the intense RAF historian yet for the ex-POWs themselves and their households and someone with an curiosity within the RAF in most cases and captivity specifically.

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