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Honest History: Honest portrayal of the POW experience

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‘Honest portrayal of the POW experience’, Honest History e-Newsletter no. 3, August 2013

Peter Stanley says there is a lot more to war history than stories of blokes in khaki fighting battles in faraway places. Being a prisoner of war seems about as remote from fighting as you can get. As the German soldier says to the captured British Tommy in the 1968 POW movie, Hannibal Brooks, ‘Zee war for you is over!’

The non-warlikeness of POW life is one reason why this part of our history has been neglected. Read more…