P.O.W.

P.O.W.

Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich

by Peter Monteath

Publication Date: 01/06/2011

  $34.99
Australians from every field of conflict in WW2 found themselves as prisoners in Hitler's notorious Stalags, or prisoner of war camps. Whether captured merchant seamen, bomber crews or soldiers taken in North Africa or the disastrous Greek and Cretan campaigns, they were to see out the war in the heart of Hitler's Europe, their fortunes intimately connected to the fortunes of the Reich. Most were forced to labour in factories, down mines or on the land. All suffered from shortages, overcrowding and the mental strain of imprisonment. The experiences of Australian POWs in Germany has long been overshadowed by the horrors of Japanese imprisonment, yet their stories of courage, stoicism, suffering and endurance deserve to be told.
ISBN:
9781742610085
9781742610085
Category:
True war & combat stories
Publication Date:
01-06-2011
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
523
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x42mm
Weight:
0.78kg
Peter Monteath

Peter Monteath (born 1961) is Lecturer in Modern European History at Flinders University of South Australia. Professor Monteath's research interests are in modern European and Australian history.

He has a particular interest in prisoners of war, internment, and the German presence in Australia and has written extensively on these subjects.

With Jean Fornasiero and John West-Soob, Monteath co-authored Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (Wakefield Press, 2004) which won the 2004 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize.

Monteath co-authored with Valerie Munt Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (Wakefield Press, 2015) which was shortlisted for the 2016 Prize for Australian History.

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