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During the Second World War, over 400,000 Germans and Italians were held in prison camps in Britain. These men played a vital part in the life of war-torn Britain, from working in the fields to repairing bomb-damaged homes. Yet despite the role they played, today it is almost forgotten that Britain once held POWs at all. For those who worked, played or fell in love with the enemies in their midst, despite restrictions and the opinions of their peers, those times remain vivid. Whether they took tea on the lawn with Italians or invited a German for Christmas dinner, the POWs were a large part of their lives. This book is the story of those men who were detained here as unexpected guests. It is about their lives within the camps and afterwards, when some chose to stay and others returned to a country that in parts had become a hell on earth.
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Sophie Jackson is a freelance writer specializing in history. She edited the History Magazine for two years and has written numerous magazine articles and two books.
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Book Description The History Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110752455656
Book Description The History Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0752455656 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0305891
Book Description The History Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0752455656