Confronting captivity : Britain and the United States and their POWs in Nazi Germany / Arieh J. Kochavi.
By: Kochavi, Arieh J.Material type: BookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 382 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 0807876402 (electronic bk.); 9780807876404 (electronic bk.); 9781469603636 (electronic bk.); 1469603632 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German | Prisoners of war -- Germany | Prisoners of war -- United States | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain | Prisoners of war -- Government policy -- United States | Prisoners of war -- Government policy -- Great BritainAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Confronting captivity.DDC classification: 940.54/7243 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -363) and index.
Whitehall and British POWs -- Years of long captivity -- Washington and American POWs -- Exchanging seriously wounded and sick POWs -- Long-term POWs kept in abeyance -- Prisoners' safety and the collapse of Germany -- Forced marches -- An Anglo-Soviet bargain -- A U.S.-Soviet package deal.
Description based on print version record.
How was it possible that most of the 300,000 British and US troops who fell into German hands during World War II survived in POW camps and returned home? This behind-the-scenes look at the living conditions in Nazi camps traces the actions taken - and not taken - by the British and US governments to ensure the safety of their captured soldiers.