Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy POW

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Only a week after joining the 8th Durhams in April 1915 Private Herbert Tustin was captured at the Battle of Ypres. He describes the horror of trench warfare, his treatment on being taken a POW and the three day train journey into Germany. There followed 16 months captivity at Rennbahn POW Camp with its hunger, hardships, brutality, work regime, friendships, humour and the different national characteristics of fellow POWs. In late summer 1916 together with a Canadian POW, Gerrie Burk, the author escaped over the wire. For ...

Escaping from the Kaiser: The Dramatic Experiences of a Tommy Pow 2014, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781473821941

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