The Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners
Grub Street 2013
Hardback 368pp Illustrated
9781909166202   Product Code: 16627
The last Luftwaffe POW camp to be built during the Second World War, Luft 7 in Silesia, was operational between June 1944 and January 1945, when the Russian advance forced its hurried evacuation. Using diary entries and first-hand accounts, this book tells the story of the camp and its prisoners who, weakened by incarceration and in Arctic conditions, made a 150-mile walk to a camp near Berlin, where they suffered further hardships before liberation in April 1945.