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Allies in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of British POWs Held Captive in the Nazis' Most Infamous Death Camp £5.24 delivered @ The Book Depository
Allies in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of British POWs Held Captive in the Nazis' Most Infamous Death Camp £5.24 delivered @ The Book Depository

Allies in Auschwitz: The Untold Story of British POWs Held Captive in the Nazis' Most Infamous Death Camp £5.24 delivered @ The Book Depository

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The huge Auschwitz camp in Poland, the Third Reich's most gruesome death camp, contained not only the infamous concentration camp - whose horrors are well-documented - but also a prisoner-of-war facility that housed British inmates. Situated close enough to the Jewish quarters to smell the stench of burning bodies from the crematoria, the POWs were forced to work alongside concentration camp inmates in a Nazi factory. Witnesses to daily violence, the men survived beatings, hard labour and the extreme cold of Polish winters, whilst subsisting on meagre rations. Their final ordeal was to march hundreds of miles, in the depths of winter, to secure freedom in the spring of 1945. Based on interviews with some of the few surviving members of E715 Auschwitz, this book charts the British captives' true story: from arriving on cattle trucks through to their eventual departure on foot. Haunted by what they had witnessed as young men, Brian Bishop, Doug Bond and Arthur Gifford-England were only able to speak about their experiences decades later, when approached during research for this book. Few people were interested in these remarkable men in post-war Britain, and they coped with the trauma of their experiences with little support. Allies in Auschwitz records an important and forgotten episode of modern history. As corroboration of the men's testimony, the final chapter includes post-war accounts from other British POWs held in E715 Auschwitz, based on documents compiled by war crimes' investigators for the Nuremburg Trials.

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Thanks but I don't think I could actually bring myself to read it... too upsetting

I'm tempted.

I watch all the programmes on Sky about WW2.

I was there this year, that was sobering and upsetting enough

I'd certainly read it and lend it to contacts too - we must never forget.

Especially given people's ignorant anonymosity here in the UK to people's religious clothing it is a very small step to things getting out of hand - Hitler blamed the Jews and the cyclists for their economic problems and the normal germans queried the inclusion of cyclists...

Buy it and post it to Nick Griffin as an early Xmas present.

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TiscaliSurvivor;7688249

Buy it and post it to Nick Griffin as an early Xmas present.



Don't he'll use it for brainstorming

As always another great spot from fireman sam!

merckx;7687868

I'm tempted.I watch all the programmes on Sky about WW2.



you should visit auschweitz birkenau, i went last year and it was one place you have to go but never want to return to

this book should be great im going to buy
thanks

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out of stock for me too

Vicky3bz;7694804

out of stock for me too



Same here

magz0202;7688641

you should visit auschweitz birkenau, i went last year and it was one … you should visit auschweitz birkenau, i went last year and it was one place you have to go but never want to return to



Yes, It would be an experience I'm sure.

A couple of years ago we went to Berlin and visited Sachsenhausen concentration camp, it was used primarily for political prisoners from 1936 and the Soviets used it from 1945 to 1950.
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