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Prisoners of War   13 Books
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Prisoner of War: The First Authentic Account of the Lives of British Prisoners of War in Enemy Hands. 1st Ed., 28pp., photos. throughout, map (showing locations of PoW camps in Germany, Italy &c.). Horace Marshall & Sons Ltd. on behalf of the War Organisation of the British Red Cross. [1942]  #62029
[HLMainPic] Description of types of camps, rights of prisoners, food, conditions &c., plus good selection of photos. & map showing locations of the various camps. Little chipped, VG, with loosely inserted BRCS leaflet of guidance on how to send parcels to PoW, wat may be included, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £20
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. 1990  #63885
[HLMainPic] Scarce facsimile of rare original 1945 HMSO listing. Good quality hardback, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £60
ADAMS (D. Guy, Lt.-Col. East Surrey Regt.) Ed. Backwater: Oflag IX A/H Lower Camp. 1st Ed., 29pp., 6 col. plates. VG in chipped dw. Frederick Muller. 1944  #62356
[HLMainPic] A finely produced collection of poems, articles & rather good water colour illustrations by Army officers incarcerated at this PoW camp in Germany. Includes service details - & circumstances of capture - of the thirteen officers who contributed to the work. Orig. dec. blue cloth, near fine in chipped dw. See illustrations on our website.   £20
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
BENBOW (Colin) Boer Prisoners of War in Bermuda. 3rd Ed., revised & enlarged, orig. laminated wraps., [viii]+136pp., num. photos., 6 maps/plans. Bermuda Historical Society. 1994  #62441
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of the organisation of the camps, escape attempts, &c. VG & signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £15
BRUCE (T. Baines, MC) Missing. 2nd Imp. (same month st 1st Ed.), 246pp., portrait frontis., map. VG in dw. Blackwood. 1930  #60400
[HLMainPic] RFC pilot's experiences after a forced landing in the German lines in Belgium; he evaded capture & regained allied lines after thirteen weeks. Orig. black cloth, titled in white ink (usually faded but fine on this copy) & rare in dw illustrated with the author's identity bracelet to front. VG & very scarce, especially in dw. See illustrations on our website.   £165
DURNFORD (H.G., MC, MA) The Tunnellers of Holzminden (With a Side-Issue). 2nd Ed., x+199pp., 21 plates & diagrams, map. VG in dw. Cambridge: CUP. 1930  #62901
[HLMainPic] Gunner officer's account of capture with B/112th Battery RFA at Passchendaele, PoW life at Holzminden & successful escape. Orig. grey cloth, VG, in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
HALL (D.O.W.) Escapes. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52083
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ escapers from camps in Greece, Crete, Germany &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Germany. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52081
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Germany. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HALL (D.O.W.) Prisoners of Italy. 1st Ed., orig. illus. wraps., 32pp., 4to, photos. & sketches. War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, Wellington, NZ. 1949  #52080
[HLMainPic] One of a series of official publications designed "to present aspects of New Zealand's part in the Second World War which will not receive detailed treatment in the campaign volumes & which are considered either worthy of special notice or typical of many phases of our war experience. The series is illustrated with material which would otherwise seldom see publication." This volume contains an illustrated record of the experiences of NZ PoWs in camps in Italy. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15

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