By Robin Quinn
Using unique research, previously unseen photographs, and interviews with former POWs and their wives, this is the tale of the half-million German prisoners-of-war held captive in Britain in the course of and after international warfare II
Adolf Hitler could have given whatever to determine such headlines in 1940 as these: "500,000 Enemy Troops on British Soil!" 5 years later, part 1000000 German squaddies, sailors, and airmen did locate themselves within the UK—but as prisoners of the British govt. utilizing lately declassified files, this ebook finds how Britain—in defiance of the Geneva Convention—went directly to detain those males for yet another 3 years, and used them for compelled hard work. As new interviews inside those pages express, a few Germans have been shocked to find a freedom unknown of their fatherland: "I felt like a visitor . . . now not any further a POW. i may infrequently think they'd been my enemy." yet at the back of the barbed cord, Nazis terrorized non-Nazis, guards occasionally maltreated their prisoners, and British ladies who married ex-POWs confronted sour recriminations: "Falling pregnant outdoors marriage was once undesirable enough—but with a German POW!"