The conventional picture of Allied POWs in the World War II prisoner-of-war camps is of escape attempts (Colditz and The Great Escape) or terrible brutality (the Far Eastern camps and The Bridge on the River Kwai). But what did the men really do all day? In fact, as this extraordinary and acclaimed book shows, British prisoners showed the most amazing ingenuity and determination to turn their camp into a hive of every kind of activity.
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In the end this is a riveting collection of stories about incredible resourcefulness.Read Full Review of The Barbed Wire University: T... | See more reviews from Guardian
The amazing story of how creativity and ingenuity became the key to survival for POWs takes centre stage in Midge Gillies’ inspirational account of servicemen who turned to sport, recreation and learning to alleviate fear and uncertainty.Read Full Review of The Barbed Wire University: T... | See more reviews from Guardian
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