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The War Behind the Wire

John Lewis-Stempel / Michael Tudor Barnes
On capture British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans “For you the war is over”. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the camps the war was eternal. There was the war against the German military fought with everything from taunting humour to outright sabotage. British PoWs also battled starvation disease Prussian cruelties boredom and their own inner demons. And of course they escaped. Then escaped again. It was war with heart-breaking consequences: more than 12000 PoWs died. Using contemporary records - from prisoners' diaries to letters home to poetry - John Lewis-Stempel reveals the death life and above all the glory of Britain's warriors behind the wire.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre History
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st April 2015
  • Duration 12 Hrs. 38 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407956176