Prisoners of War

Books featuring the experiences of military servicemen who were taken prisoner during the Second World War


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2297 - A POW's Story

by John Lawrence


A former POW tells of his five long years as a captive in Eastern Europe in WW2
RAF memoir
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A Bird Over Berlin

by Tony Bird DFC


Experiences of a 61 Squadron Lancaster pilot who later became a POW at Stalag Luft III 
RAF memoir
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A Member of the RAF of Indeterminate Race

by Cy Grant
The wartime experiences of a West Indian officer in the RAF
World War II memoir
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Espionage Behind the Wire

by Howard Greville


The secret history of intelligence gathering by Allied prisoners of war during World War II
RAF memoir
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From Fiji to Balkan Skies

by Dennis McCaig


The WW2 experiences of a 249 Squadron Spitfire/Mustang pilot 1943/4
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Just a Survivor

by Phil Potts


The WW2 experiences of a 103 Squadron Lancaster navigator who later became a POW at Stalag Luft 7
RAF memoir
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Memoirs of a Goldfish

by Jim Burtt-Smith


The WW2 exploits of a 115 Squadron Wellington pilot who was later a POW at Stalag Luft 8b Lamsdorf
RAF memoir
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Of Ploughs, Planes & Palliasses

by Percy Wilson Carruthers


WW2 experiences of a 223 Sqn DAF Baltimore pilot in North Africa and then as a POW at Stalag Lufts 1 & 6
RAF memoir
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Pathfinder Force Balkans

by Geoff Curtis


WW2 exploits of a 614 (Pathfinder) squadron flight engineer in the air and as a POW in Hungary
RAF history
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RAF Police: The Great Escape Murders

by Stephen R Davies


An account of the postwar RAF Police investigation into the murders of 50 RAF POWs from Stalag Luft III in 1944
RAF memoir
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The Long Haul

by William Bloxham
An aviator's memories of WW2 138 (Special Duties) Squadron and as a POW
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The Tall Man Who Never Slept

by James Bradley


Biography of Cyril Wild, a Japanese-speaking British officer who played a significant role in the history of Singapore during World War 2
RAF biography
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The Elephant On My Wing

by Peter A Wright
The WW2 exploits of a 211 Squadron Blenheim pilot subsequently a POW and successful escapee