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Prison Camp   6 Books
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The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude. Pamphlet No. 3. Orig. printed wraps., 32pp. Issued by The Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee. 1917  #47526
[HLMainPic] Records of the Committee's efforts to obtain early release for civilian internees. VG. See illustration on our website.   £14
CUST (L.G.A., Lieut., RFA) From Ploegsteert to Graudenz: The Story of a Prisoner-of-War. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., [v]+77pp., frontis., plate, 4 photos. Privately Printed by Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd. 1919  #53917
[HLMainPic] Very rare memoirs privately published in a small limited edition. Lionel George Archer Cust, 85th Batt. RFA, was captured in the Catacombs, Ploegsteert, 11th April 1918 during the Lys offensive, whilst acting as liaison officer to 7th Inf. Bde. He describes ops. around Messines 7-11 April then experiences of capture & life at Rastatt & Graudenz PoW camps. VG, with advert loosely inserted offering copies at 5/-, available from the printer at Eton College, the author's father at Datchet House, Datchet, & Hatchards. See illustration on our website.   £145
GREEN (Arthur) The Story of a Prisoner of War. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card covs. (with portrait of the author in 'hospital blues'), [vii]+96pp., portrait frontis. Chatto & Windus. 1916  #55498
[HLMainPic] No. 6646 Pte. Gren, 1st SLI, 4th Div. Charming naive descriptions of mobilisation & arrival in France until the author was promptly wounded & captured near Le Cateau. Sixteen months in PoW camps followed before he was repatriated. God Save the King! Little chipped & rubbed, but sound, near VG, very scarce & appealing. See illustration on our website.   £65
MOUSLEY (Capt. E.O., RFA) The Secrets of a Kuttite: An Authentic Story of Kut, Adventures in Captivity & Stamboul Intrigue. 1st Ed., xvi+392pp., 21 ilus., 3 maps (one fldg.). Bodley Head. 1921  #51265
[HLMainPic] Gunner officer captured with the Kut garrison & incarcerated at Kastamuni. Orig. olive green cloth, gilt, sp. somewhat rubbed & a little chipped/split but VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60
PICOT (Lt.-Col. H.P., CBE) The British Interned in Switzerland. 1st Ed., xi+212pp. Edward Arnold. 1919  #57439
[HLMainPic] An account by the late Military Attache of the Legation at Berne & B.O. in charge of the interned in Switzerland. Falls (67) states: 'The history of the British interned in Switzerland has an unpleasant side, mainly due to misunderstandings between races of strikingly different temperaments... Picot does not neglect this side, but he emphasises the kindliness & hospitality of the Swiss.' Orig. blue cloth, publisher's file copy, near fine with label to front & stamp on tp. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £65
SCUDAMORE (Major T.V., VD) Lighter Episodes in the Life of a Prisoner of War. 1st Ed., ix+92pp., portrait frontis., sketches. Aldershot: G&P. 1933  #47371
[HLMainPic] Captured at St. Julien, April 1915 with the 7th Bn. Canadian Inf. Very interesting observations on German character & on camp life at Bischofswerda & elsewhere. Orig. blinc grey cloth, minor wear, about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45

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