16 April 2019
As we’re writing about the Great Escape this month, let’s have a look at a range of POW narratives, starting with this one about the Prominente.
Author: GILES ROMILLY & MICHAEL ALEXANDER
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
As we’re writing about the Great Escape this month, let’s have a look at a range of POW narratives, starting with this one about the Prominente, the upper crust prisoners at Colditz who were either well-connected or well-known. It deals with how they were treated and their escape attempts.
This is actually a reprint, being by authors who were themselves such prisoners. As one of them was a journalist (and the nephew of Churchill) you can expect it to be well written and indeed it is, albeit in 1950s English. A fascinating read, if pricy.
• Pen & Sword
• 252 pages • Hardback • £25
As reviewed in The Armourer April 2019.
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