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By Clare Makepeace

it is a pioneering historical past of the event of captivity of British prisoners of struggle in Europe throughout the moment international struggle, focussing on how they coped and got here to phrases with wartime imprisonment. Clare Makepeace finds the ways that POWs psychologically replied to give up, the camaraderie and individualism that ruled lifestyles within the camps, and the way, of their mind's eye, they regularly breached the barbed twine perimeter to be with their household at domestic. during the diaries, letters and log books written by means of seventy-five POWs, besides psychiatric learn and studies, she explores the psychological traces that tore via POWs' minds and the demanding situations that they confronted upon homecoming. The publication tells the tale of wartime imprisonment during the love, fears, fantasies, loneliness, frustration and guilt that those males felt, laying off new mild on what the adventure of captivity intended for those males either in the course of the warfare and after their liberation.

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