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The barbed-wire university : the real lives of Allied prisoners of war in the Second World War / Midge Gillies.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D805.A2 G495 2012

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    "For most Allied prisoners of war, there were no heroic escapes through secret tunnels -- the reality was a constant battle against boredom and brutality. Now, drawing on letters and interviews with survivors, Midge Gillies casts a new light on a remarkable group of men who held onto the hope that there was life beyond the camps. These men applied their initiative to forming orchestras, building a golf course between their huts and daring surgery on the Thailand-Burma Railway. There were men who attended lectures, learned new languages and, at one German camp, sat exams on such a scale that it became known as 'the Barged-Wire University'"--Cover verso.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Gillies, Midge, 1962-
    Published
    London : Aurum Press, 2012
    Locale
    Great Britain
    Europe
    East Asia
    Edition
    Pbk. ed
    Notes
    Originally published: 2011.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [435]-474) and index.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    1845137779
    9781845137779 (pbk.)
    Physical Description
    xix, 486 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.

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