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Prison Camp   12 Books
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Aus dem Kriegsgefangenen-Lager Mannheim. 1st Ed., oblong 4to, orig. dec. wraps. with oval photo. onlay to front, [50]pp., each page a photo. (captioned in German, French, English & Russian). Mannheim: Dr. H. Haas'sche Buchdruckerei. nd (c.1917).  #57898
[HLMainPic] Camp souvenir containing 50 photographic views of camp life: general views of the camp, roll call, airing beds, canteens, arrival of parcels, newspaper office, library, theatre, gardens, shoemakers' & tailors' workshops, laundry, infirmary &c. Little stained & worn, VG, scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £75
Prisoners of War, British Army, 1939-1945: Alphabetical Nominal Registers of Over 107,000 British Army Prisoners of War of All Ranks Held in Germany & German Occupied Territories. Reprint, approx. 500pp., 4to. VG in dw. Hayward. 1999  #57963
[HLMainPic] Scarce facsimile of rare original 1945 HMSO listing. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
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
ARMSTRONG (Capt. H.C.) Ed. On the Run: Escaping Tales. 1st Ed., xxi+331pp., 9 photos., 11 maps. Rich & Cowan. 1934  #58172
[HLMainPic] Stories of eleven WW1 escapers: three British; one Australian; five French, a German & an American. Orig. black cloth, titled in red to spine, VG & remarkably uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £35
BROWN (George A., FRSA) Those Who Dared: A Comprehensive List of World War II Allied Escapers. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., [ii]+338pp., 4to. Battleline books (The author). nd (c.1980s).  #57962
[HLMainPic] A list of some hundreds with details of their exploits & awards, but far from complete.   £30
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
DURNFORD (H.G., MC, MA) The Tunnellers of Holzminden (With a Side-Issue). 2nd Ed., x+199pp., 21 plates & diagrams, map. Cambridge: CUP. 1930  #58136
[HLMainPic] Gunner officer's account of capture with B/112th Battery RFA at Passchendaele, PoW life at Holzminden & successful escape. Orig. grey cloth, VG, nice clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
HOME (James) Their Last Tenko. 1st Ed., xiii & 113pp., num. photos., ep maps. VG in dw. Huddersfield: Quoin. 1989  #57911
[HLMainPic] Personal account of airman with 242 Sqdrn. based in Java & taken PoW in 1944. Inscribed by the author: "To Mr & Mrs Alec Pease. Two people who gave so much of their time to other F.E.P.O.W. God bless you both. James Home Dec. 1989." VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
LEE (Joseph) A Captive at Carlsruhe & Other German Prison Camps. With numerous illustrations by the author. 1st Ed., 219pp., frontis. & 60 further sketches. John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1920  #58243
[HLMainPic] After service in France with 1/4th Black Watch (his bn. was attached to the Indian Corps) in 1915-16 Lee, a notable war poet (vide Ballads of Battle) was commissioned in the KRRC & taken PoW at Cambrai with 10th (S) Bn. in 20th (Light) Div. on 30/11/1917. A rare & nicely illustrated account of PoW life. Orig. brown paper covd. boards, blocked black, head of sp. sl. chipped o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125

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