Prisoner Of War - Major Pat Reid; Maurice Michael;Hamlyn, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Top edges of text block tanned lightly.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the introduction: “The prisoner of war, not a criminal, not a transgressor, merely an unfortunate who has been defeated in an armed struggle, has nearly always been unwanted, the most unwanted person on earth. In the old days, if he were rich enough to buy his own freedom, that he was allowed to do; if he were physically fit and strong he might be kept as slave labour, for a slave is what he became, but otherwise, beyond the fact that the captor had to deny his enemy the services of his captives what to do with them was a real problem. This book describes how this problem has been solved down the ages, the fate of the prisoner of war, what he has suffered and the conditions he has had to endure. These latter vary in the extreme; in fact there is no story of appalling suffering or civilized treatment that some ex-POW cannot cap.”