A selection of real life, personal accounts from men who were prisoners of war during World War II. A fascinating read, consisting of the stories of five prisoners of war from World War II. Together with an explanation of why some soldiers and airmen became prisoners of war, the book describes everyday life in the prison camps around the world (poor food, roll calls, manual labour, entertainment) and explains how some prisoners made daring escapes, whilst others had no choice but to wait for liberation from the Allied forces. An intriguing look at the way of life experienced by real people in wartime Britain. Complete with colour and previously unpublished black and white photographs, a glossary and index.
Stewart Ross is a popular, prize-winning children's author. He has written over one hundred books for children, including many on 20th century history. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Stewart taught history, English and politics for ten years to children of all ages.